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I too was impressed with Flare when I looked at it, but found the XHTML
paradigm insufficient for some kinds of documentation. Flare would be great
if it let you use custom schemas for authoring.
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>Flare's usable but given free choice I'd use FrameMaker plus WebWorks.
I'm curious Robert about your response. Why do you feel that FrameMaker and
WebWorks are a better choice for you.
I needed about a good month of working with Flare (to understand its
processes and logic) but once I became familiar with Flare, I decided that I
could never go back to FrameMaker. It was a huge risk but it is paying off
for me now but I also had the advantage of starting from zero; no legacy of
FM documents to consider.
I am asking because as a former FrameMaker trainer, I was up against a bit
of flak with my FrameMaker colleagues when I announced my decision to
abandon FM and I feel to a lot of people misunderstand the shear power of
the Flare tool.
It is not my intention to get into a FM vs Flare thing... as long as allows
you to do your job effectively, it doesn't matter what you use. :-)
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