Re: getting experience with expensive tools

Subject: Re: getting experience with expensive tools
From: TECHWR-L Administrator <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:44:01 -0600

On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Bill Swallow wrote:

>> Anyone have any creative ideas on how to get experience with
>> expensive tools
>> like Flare and Robohelp, when you can't afford to just buy them and
>> don't
>> ever work at places that can afford them or have the bandwidth to
>> deal with
>> changing to a dedicated doc tool?
> Many vendors offer fully-functional demo versions that either garble
> output or watermark it. Most of these are 30 day demos.
> Look for beta testing opportunities (requires paying attention in the
> right places at the right times, or knowing the right people). You
> will be given a full version to use, and for the price of your time
> and feedback you get to learn a new tool.

Look into reviewing opportunities--we (TECHWR-L) are looking for
reviewers for a number of different software packages, and that
gives you a real license (in most cases) for the cost of writing
up a review. Not too bad.

Ping me directly for details.


admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com
TECHWR-L Administrator


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