Indicating comparable knowledge in cover letter

Subject: Indicating comparable knowledge in cover letter
From: "Tech Writer" <tech-writer -at- live -dot- com>
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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:04:18 -0600

Sometimes I come across job openings which require a specific skill, such as RoboHelp experience, and I have a comparable skill, such as EC Help & Manual. I'm guessing others have had this experience with applications such as Captivate vs Camtasia and others.

I want to comment on this in my cover letter; however, I'm not sure how to do this without calling too much attention to it.

Should I simply state "I have three years experience in online help authoring using EC Software Help & Manual--an application which is very similar to RoboHelp." Or should I continue to discuss how quickly I pickup new software applications, self-study, and/or webinars?

Thanks in advance!


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