Re: Evaluation Process - HATs

Subject: Re: Evaluation Process - HATs
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Matt Moore <MMoore -at- ConnectWise -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:24:07 -0500

Hi Matt

Speaking of only Adobe RoboHelp here. I know nothing of any other HAT.

Customizing WebHelp skins with RoboHelp has pretty much always been a breeze. Adobe now allows help authors to customize colors and Icons for their proprietary AIR Help output if you choose that avenue. And if FlashHelp is your affinity, be prepared to dig into Adobe Flash if you wish to customize any colors or imagery there. Although there is a gallery of different skins to choose from.

Cheers... Rick :)

On 7/22/2011 12:49 PM, Matt Moore wrote:

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the comments. Does anyone have any comment on customizing the output beyond changing colors and icons for RH or Flare. Virtually of the examples I have found, use the basic 3 pane layout.

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Both Flare and RoboHelp have their online help on the Web, so you can compare them, both as help and also as examples of their different, proprietary WebHelp output:

http://webhelp.madcapsoftware.com/flare7/Default.htm

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/RoboHelp/8.0/RoboHTML/index.html

Good tutorials don't make Flare's online help any better organized, or its search engine any better, or its UI any less cluttered. Not that RoboHelp is necessarily any better, I'm just grumbling about one of the devils I know.

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Julie Stickler<jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Cardimon, Craig<ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:
Yes. Flare's help rocks.
Absolutely. The first time I used Flare I took the time to work
through the tutorial. It was the fasted I've ever been up and running
(and productive!) on a new authoring tool. Their Help sold me on the
product.

I was demoing Author It at the same time, and I remember I couldn't
even figure out how to create a TOC or an index, and could NOT find
topics that addressed basic tasks for creating a Help system.



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Julie Stickler
http://heratech.wordpress.com/
Blogging about Agile and technical writing

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References:
Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Matt Moore
Re: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Julie Stickler
Re: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Julie Stickler
Re: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Evaluation Process - HATs: From: Matt Moore

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