RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?

Subject: RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: "'Weissman, Jessica'" <WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:30:23 +0000

Another thing worth noting is that H&M support--which I also found to be exceptionally good--is included in the price of the product. EC Software (who makes H&M) doesn't even sell support contracts.

In short, H&M is a powerful and complex product that is easy to use. Use it out of the box to create first rate on-line and printed documentation AND tweak and modify to your heart's content if you wish.

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Subject: RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?

I'm another satisfied user of H&M in a former job. As soon as I need to do topic-based manuals or similar documentation in my new job I'll be using H&M here, too.

It permits publishing multiple versions or builds in multiple output formats in a single operation from a single repository. It has flexible formatting options and conditional text and text variables and all of that. It works well, and when it doesn't there is amazingly good technical support.

I didn't have to learn CSS or HTML, and there wasn't much of a learning curve if you already understood topic-based publishing. My successor was able to learn enough to be productive and maintain the system within the two weeks we overlapped.

H & M is terrific. It's not Frame, but it is a powerful and straightforward tool for creating complex documentation in multiple builds and formats.

- Jessica
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References:
New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?: From: Mary Moore
RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?: From: Jefe de redacciÃn
RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: New doc group: FrameMaker or Flare?: From: Weissman, Jessica

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