TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare? From:Jimmy Breck-McKye <jb527 -at- hotmail -dot- co -dot- uk> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:13:51 +0000
What's so wrong with OpenOffice Writer? At least it has style inheritance.
Unlike a certain (£1000+) typesetting app...
> Subject: RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?
> Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:11:28 -0500
> From: steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com
> To: tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Tony Chung writes:
> > Subject: Re: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?
> > Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > > Sounds like a job for Word. ...RM
> > > Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>:
> > > I agree. Use common tools and keep the templates as simple as
> > possible. If
> > > they're going to need online help as well as printed docs, try Doc-
> > to-Help and
> > > keep the help super-simple as well.
> > And if they're really cheap, use OpenOffice.
> [Stephen Arrants]
> And if they really don't give a damn, Notepad works well.
> Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
> Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
> Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as jb527 -at- hotmail -dot- co -dot- uk -dot-
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/jb527%40hotmail.co.uk
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
>http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days. http://www.doctohelp.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-