RE: Flare and RoboHelp

Subject: RE: Flare and RoboHelp
From: "Pamela Denchfield" <PamelaD -at- onyx -dot- com>
To: <docwriter15 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 09:27:29 -0700

Aaron asked: "Is anyone using RoboHelp 6 or Madcap Flare? If so, could
you share your stories. Do you recommend them for use with FrameMaker

I am using Flare 2.5 and FrameMaker 7.2. I have successfully moved
legacy content from FrameMaker (and RoboHelp 5) to Flare, but Flare has
issues mimicking the print look-and-feel seen in our legacy FrameMaker
documents, such as bold digits for numbered steps (I'm a CSS newbie
investigating stylesheet solutions but guessing XSLT would be
required...we may change our look-and-feel to fit CSS.) I also
encountered several issues when importing from FrameMaker to Flare.

What are your goals? If you plan to keep maintaining the content in
FrameMaker, make sure you do several test runs. We're maintaining our
content in Flare so we didn't have to consider this case.

The madcapsoftware forum is a great resource:

Please feel free to contact me if you have more questions.


Pamela Denchfield
Sr. Technical Writer, Onyx
Consona CRM
E-mail: pamelad -at- onyx -dot- com
Direct: +1 (425) 519-4119
Fax: +1 (425) 732-2416

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