RE: Tools statistics

Subject: RE: Tools statistics
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io>, "Robert Lauriston (robert -at- lauriston -dot- com)" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:26:47 +0000

WebWorks has an output format with built-in responsive design. It's very nice for smaller mobile devices, such as my phone. I haven't used Flare, so maybe it has something similar...

tims

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Subject: Re: Tools statistics

>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. :-)




On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> Flare's usable but given free choice I'd use FrameMaker plus WebWorks.
>
> I've also used RoboHelp and MIF2Go with FM within the past year and I
> think WebWorks is the best of the three single-source add-ons for FM.
> RoboHelp makes FrameMaker look polished and bug-free.
>
> Currently I'm using Confluence plus Scroll add-ons. Well, actually,
> this week I've been working in PowerPoint for Mac, which really puts
> things in perspective.
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io> wrote:
> > Considering my ten year background with FrameMaker, I was going to
> > choose the tool I was familiar with but this company required single
> > source documentation to PDF and Web... FrameMaker isn't quite up to that task!
> My
> > final decision was MadCap Flare.
>
> --
Shawn Connelly
technical writer

<shawn -at- convergent -dot- io>


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References:
Tools statistics: From: Rick Quatro
Re: Tools statistics: From: Shawn C
Re: Tools statistics: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Tools statistics: From: Shawn C

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