RE: Industry Standard Programs

Subject: RE: Industry Standard Programs
From: <WilliamFLawrence -at- eaton -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:58:26 -0400


The big two for page layout are Framemaker and Word. InDesign (Adobe)
and OpenOffice Writer now have a following as well. Blaze (Madcap)
might be a real contender if we ever get to see it.

For help systems: Flare (Madcap), RoboHelp (Adobe), and a host of
others. Pick your poison there.

XML-based editors: Arbortext Epic, XML Spy, Xmetal, and oXygen. Lesser
used (but very nice) programs include Syntext Serna and XMLMind.

XML Schemas: DITA (currently all the rage) and Docbook (the workhorse of
the industry).




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