Re: FrameMaker to RoboHelp Conversions

Subject: Re: FrameMaker to RoboHelp Conversions
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 09:54:50 -0700

Is your FrameMaker source formatted solely with paragraph and
character tags, or are there a lot of overrides?

Have you mapped the FrameMaker tags to RoboHelp styles?

Personally I'd stick with FrameMaker and do single-source output with
MIF2Go, which doesn't require any reformatting, and automatically
generates CSS that makes the output look the same as in FrameMaker,
even for overrides.

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Karen Field Carroll<kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net> wrote:
> Good day, everyone.
> I've finally surrendered to single-source thinking, so I'm converting my
> Frame user guides to RoboHelp (via import from RoboHelp). Even with a CSS,
> however, I spend a lot of time reformatting content once it's in RH. Is
> there a better way to do this? Should I convert the Frame book to HTML first
> and then import to RH? ANY advice would be great. Thanks!

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