Re: Framemaker and RoboHelp

Subject: Re: Framemaker and RoboHelp
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:01:53 -0500

> Houser claims "single-sourcing from FrameMaker to RoboHelp would
> seriously restrict the quality of your help system," but he cites no
> examples. I've used WebWorks and Mif2Go to generate help from FM, and
> I'd be surprised if Adobe didn't make sure the suite could hold its own
> against those options.

No tool capability is responsible for the quality of a deliverable.
That's like using the same argument to say that cut and paste is bad.
In the wrong hands, it's reponsible for more errors than all the
software combined.

Now, it may allow those who create bad output to make it faster (which
they will always do with any software anyway), but it also allows
those who know what they are doing to produce more high-quality
deliverables, which then gives them more time to fix the bad output
out there.

Of course they are doing this to compete with WebWorks (not so much
Mif2Go as it needs FM). That's not bad,'s a valid

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RE: Framemaker and RoboHelp: From: Pamela Denchfield
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