Re: How reliable is new Doc-To-Help 2008?

Subject: Re: How reliable is new Doc-To-Help 2008?
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 09:40:06 -0600

On Wednesday, June 04, 2008, Tim Mantyla wrote:

> How does 2008 compare with 2007 latest build, 2007.3.0.377?
> What was your learning time to adapt to the new interface?

I played around with the beta version at first and then the full release on my laptop, and I
recently upgraded my production machine (after I came to a good "stopping point" in a

2008 seems quite stable to me. Occasionally D2H 2007 would hang while compiling or just
spontaneously crash. I haven't seen that in 2008.

I have Word 2003 on my production machine. D2H 2008 does have the new ribbon interface,
but everything is familiar enough that I haven't had any trouble making the switch. My laptop
has Word 2007 and that has been a bit of a struggle. That probably has more to do with my
ineptitude in Word 2007 than with the design of D2H :)

Note that my experience is somewhat limited since I am only carrying one project and the
rest of my work is "software management". Also note that I use the Word editing option, not
HTML. However, my full-time writer is also using D2H 2008. She hasn't come to me
screaming and pulling her hair out, so I think her experience has been similar to mine :)

Dana W.

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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