AuthorIt vs. Flare and Source Control

Subject: AuthorIt vs. Flare and Source Control
From: "Christine Leisgen" <Christine -dot- Leisgen -at- gmgcolor -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:58:29 +0200

Dear all,

I worked with Robohelp in the last years (in a different company). I am
now starting a new project. The main demands are:

* Html Help and Printed Output
* I want to translate/manage two languages by myself
* I will be the only author working on the project
* It is one project with multiple outputs with only minor differences
* Translation into several languages (incl. Asian) in the long run;
either by agencies or by freelancers (we have quite a special product)

I think the best tools would be AuthorIt or Flare, maybe in combination
with Across. I tried out and like both, so I cannot really make up my
mind. Would you be so kind to share your experience with me, maybe point
out benefits or drawbacks I might have missed during my evaluation?

Is it possible (and practicable) to use Across with Authorit, but
without the Localization manager?

Also, has anybody experience with source / version control, either in
Authorit or with the Team foundation server, especially for tagging new
(= not translated) content? I know it might not be necessary, as I will
work on the project alone, but it might be useful not to get lost in the

Thanks in advance, Christine

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