Replacement for XMetal

Subject: Replacement for XMetal
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: List, Techwriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:51:04 -0500

Hi, guys...being between gigs has plenty of downsides. However, an
upside is the ability to spend periods uninterrupted polishing your
skills.

For the last 3 weeks I've been immersed in InDesign and feel I'm at
the point where I could turn out a document. I'm now turning my
attention back to XML/DITA.

While at EMC, I spent over a year working in that environment.
However, not being there any longer, I don't have access to that
authoring environment.

So, I'm asking the collective...what software out there most
replicates the XMetal experience without also replicating the cost?

I have FM. I do know that it implements things a little differently,
However, the way it implements XML/DITA, is it seen by those who need
a writer with XML/DITA experience as being close enough?

BTW...does anyone know what the current upgrade price from FM7.1 to
the current is?

--
John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

Looking for the next gig.
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