Re: HAT recommendations

Subject: Re: HAT recommendations
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Michelle Vina-Baltsas <M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:06:20 -0500

For single-sourcing with FrameMaker, I'd honestly go with WebWorks
ePublisher or Mif2Go, but of the two choices, I'd go with a Technical
Communication Suite purchase and get the linked versions of FrameMaker
and RoboHelp. Not that there's anything at all wrong with Flare, but
the linking really gives RoboHelp an edge with FrameMaker. For
stand-alone authoring in a HAT, I'd choose Flare in a heartbeat.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Michelle Vina-Baltsas
<M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello all.
>
> I'm in the process of evaluating both RoboHelp 9 and MadCap Flare 6. We
> use FrameMaker 9 to deliver printed documentation and want to begin
> creating online help for our medical devices now that our software is
> Windows based. I was originally leaning toward RoboHelp simply because
> it's an Adobe product. After doing some research, I read about MadCap
> Flare and it seems to have a lot to offer, so now I'm really confused. I
> used RoboHelp years ago when it was a Blue Sky product and liked it, but
> it's changed quite a bit since then. Years ago I'd heard people call
> RoboHelp RoboHell and that scares me. I'm not sure if that's still the
> case though. :-O
>
> Anyone out there use either product and have any recommendations? My main
> issue with going to MadCap Flare is that we would not be using the editing
> capabilities that Flare has to offer because we want to continue using
> FrameMaker.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Michelle

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References:
HAT recommendations: From: Michelle Vina-Baltsas

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