Re: Flare vs X-Metal

Subject: Re: Flare vs X-Metal
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:22:01 -0700

On Monday, November 20, 2006, Kapoor, Shelly wrote:

> Has anyone on the list used X-Metal. Do you know how they compare?

XMetal is a DITA-based (a type of structured XML) tool that
currently outputs only to PDF or HTML (AFAIK). Flare uses XML as
well, but supports output to DotNet help, HTML Help (CHMs),
WebHelp, Word, and Framemaker.

Both offer trial downloads on their web site. Also, check out Char
James-Tanny's site for a comparison of Flare to
other tools in the industry (excluding XMetal -- they are not listed).


Dana W.

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Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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