RE: Does Madcap Flare shun Trados?

Subject: RE: Does Madcap Flare shun Trados?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "David Harrison (PMS)" <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:00:57 -0400

I'm using Flare for the past several years (no translation until just now), but I switched over from RoboHelp.
Robohelp appeared to languish for another year or three after I abandoned it, then it started showing action.

At the time, Flare made it fairly painless to switch from RoboHelp.

Have recent iterations of RoboHelp:

a) caught up to Flare in general usefulness

b) included an easy path to switch from Flare?

With the right answers to those questions, the next one would be... is RH any friendlier to translators (especially those using Trados)??

- k

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> Subject: Does Madcap Flare shun Trados?
>
> I am starting to look at Madcap as a probable solution for my
> user-manuals where I suddenly need to maintain several
> variants of two manuals which share around 65% identical content.
> Now we have had doubt thrown on this application by our
> translation agency who advise that Flare tries to force
> translators to use Lingo because Flare is difficult to work
> with Trados, which is their TM application. They are
> advocating Framemaker - but I am wondering - has anyone out
> there seen problems between Flare and Trados?
>
> Regards
>
> David
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