Re: RoboHelp vs Flare

Subject: Re: RoboHelp vs Flare
From: Tom Johnson <tom -at- idratherbewriting -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:27:16 -0700

It's been a while since I used Robohelp. Several years ago I switched to
Flare. I think as online help tools, both are excellent. Flare does a little
better job as single sourcing to print, as I recall. Robohelp does a good
job in integrating Captivate videos. I used to single source a lot of
content to print. But now I use a wiki as an online repository of content,
and Indesign to create a printed, condensed version of the guide (often 5-10
pages only). That condensed version doesn't really single source, so my
initial excitement about using Flare to single source my content kind of
deflated as I switched strategies.

Tom


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On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> On the surface they're pretty much comparable. Can you provide details
> on what you need to do? (# users, type of environment, source formats,
> target formats, etc.)
>
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)
> <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I am in the middle of evaluating RoboHelp 8 and MadCap Flare. To me, on
> the surface, they are very similar. I wanted to find out what the general
> consensus/feeling is on the benefits of one over the other....
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Megan
> >
> > Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards
> >
> > BeQIK
> >
> > Megan Bruce
> > ST-CO/ENG2.2
> >
> >
> >
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References:
RoboHelp vs Flare: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)
Re: RoboHelp vs Flare: From: Bill Swallow

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