RE: FrameMaker to CHM

Subject: RE: FrameMaker to CHM
From: "Ed" <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Combs, Richard'" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "'Jennifer Randel'" <jennifer_randel -at- khsd -dot- k12 -dot- ca -dot- us>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 15:34:30 -0500

Flare also does a fine job converting Frame 7.2 content. I do it on a
regular basis!
-=Ed.

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> Subject: RE: FrameMaker to CHM
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> Jennifer Randel wrote:
>
> > I've just been assigned the task of creating CHM files, which I've
> never
> > done. I'm currently working in FM 7.2 on a WinXP box.
> >
> > Is there an application that I can plug into Frame to generate CHM
> files or
> > will I have to recreate my docs in another application to produce
> CHM's?
>
> A CHM is a Windows help file. Any HAT (help authoring tool)
> can produce one. AFAIK, the HATs that can use FM files as
> their source are Mif2Go, WebWorks ePublisher Pro, and
> RoboHelp. The latter two are much more expensive than Mif2Go,
> but it's best suited for someone with a bit of a technical
> bent who's not afraid of tweaking scores of settings in a
> config file. If you prefer doing it all in a GUI and have to
> choose between the latter two, you might consider upgrading
> to the Adobe Technical Communications Suite, which gives you
> special versions of FM and RoboHelp that "co-operate" with
> each other more than the standalone versions.
>
> Richard
>
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
> ------
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> 303-777-0436
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References:
FrameMaker to CHM: From: Jennifer Randel
RE: FrameMaker to CHM: From: Combs, Richard

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