Re: Evaluation Process - HATs

Subject: Re: Evaluation Process - HATs
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:42:09 -0700

Market share, probably. I found FrameMaker plus MIF2Go a more robust
and flexible tool than I've found Flare, but not many people know
about it.

I evaluated Help & Manual a while back, seemed pretty slick. However,
the company I was working for then was migrating everything to
Eclipse, so MIF2Go's off-the-shelf support for Eclipse Help output was
the deciding factor. We were already using FrameMaker so the migration
from WebWorks was relatively trivial.

XMetal Pro was (is?) another slick HAT that never got (gets?) much attention.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 3:07 AM, Chris Gooch <chris -dot- gooch -at- rocketmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm surprised that in all this talk of Flare and Robohelp, no-one has yet mentioned Help and Manual. I evaluated Flare and H&M earlier this year and found H&M to be simpler to learn, as well as being cheaper. Capability wise there was no major difference that I could see, so we went with H&M.
> Chris Gooch.Freelance technical writer and software developer,Sheffield UK.

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