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> The inclusion of apps I don't need wouldn't bother me so much if the
> bundle included Illustrator. Does Adobe think technical documentation
> doesn't require drawings?
No clue what Adobe thinks. I'll suggest Illustrator to RJ.
> And RoboHelp would be more useful if Adobe would have its developers
> work on things the market needs, such as Eclipse and MS Help 2 output,
> rather than wasting time on Flash help and AIR.
Only those developing Help for VS.NET/C# SDKs and APIs need HS Help 2.
It was never officially released as a widespread format, and those
developing it are better off using Sandcastle to build API/SDK content
anyway. Any additional Help can be easily converted from CHM or
compiled from HTML using FAR (which I believe is $50).
Flash Help is a bit clunky, but AIR is growing in popularity,
especially after the release of the interactive Avatar movie trailer
and of course widely-used applications like TweetDeck. I think AIR as
a Help platform is a bit silly as a stand-alone deliverable, but like
the case of Java and JavaHelp, if your app already uses AIR, it makes
sense to deliver AIR-based help.
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