Re: Adobe Technical Communications Suite

Subject: Re: Adobe Technical Communications Suite
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:28:24 -0800

I find it hard to believe that Adobe's product managers have ever
spent much time talking with technical writers and documentation
managers about our needs.

Help 2 is a requirement in certain development environments, I forget
which (Visual Studio .NET?), but a company my old employer acquired
had had to move some of their docs to it.

Same goes for Eclipse help. I switched my department from WebWorks to
MIF2Go because it supported Eclipse.

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 9:27 AM, <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Robert
> I might agree with you that Illustrator is likely a better fit. But like it or not, I notice that there are way too many folks that think Photoshop is the "end all" solution for images. Personally I disagree and feel it's like swatting a gnat using a bazooka, but my guess is that Adobe simply listened to what users are using and went with that as it seemed to offer what the multitudes are crying for.
> As for Help 2, I personally don't see that as being widely used. Maybe you are using it, but I believe the vast majority of folks are interested in some form of Web based output such as WebHelp. But hey, we still see folks creating WinHelp!

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