Re: Flare and RoboHelp

Subject: Re: Flare and RoboHelp
From: "Paul Pehrson" <paulpehrson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Pamela Denchfield" <PamelaD -at- onyx -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 08:57:46 -0600

I'm using Flare 2.5.2 as well. I am currently in the process of importing
content from Frame into Flare, and things are going as smoothly as I'd like,
but I'm not sure if it is because I'm not as familiar with Flare as I'd like
to be.

Of course, I'm using Frame 7.0, which could be part of the problem,

I've decided to start with a clean project and manually copy the content
from Frame into Flare. This will work okay for me because our interface is
totally changing during this iteration, so I will have to to do a bunch of
new content and all new screen shots.

I really like the XML-based Flare files. I think the Flare interface is
powerful, if not totally intuitive. I'm pretty pleased with Flare in
general, and have enjoyed learning more about it. I love love love some of
the single-sourcing features. One of my goals with Flare is to be able to
get all my styles created such that I don't have to do any post-processing
work on either the printed or on-line versions of my help targets, and so
far, I'm pleased to say that I'm able to do that with few limitations. This
is nice because at any given point, I'm able to produce a fully-functional
(if not complete) version of the target.

Anyway, if I can be of assistance, contact me off-list.

-Paul Pehrson
Midvale, UT

On 4/23/07, Pamela Denchfield <PamelaD -at- onyx -dot- com> wrote:
> 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
> 7.2?"

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