Re: Tools statistics

Subject: Re: Tools statistics
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:11:25 -0700

I used Flare 6 through 7.1. PDF output had a lot of bugs (particularly
regarding tables), supposedly many of those were fixed in version 8.
Named destinations were not supported until version 8, which meant
that you couldn't link to a particular topic in a PDF from another PDF
or web page, which was a dealbreaker for that particular job.

I had no problems at all with bitmapped screen shots once I figured
out that I had to use a third-party image editor to set the dpi.

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io> wrote:
> Hello Robert,
>
> You have to remember that VMware is pretty large and they use a whole lot
> of different tool in different departments. But I was curious, as well...
> before buying. I didn't get my own answer fast enough and discovered that
> if you search for MadCap, using VMware's website search function, it will
> list about 68 documents authored in MadCap Flare.
>
> What I observed in looking over different VMware documentation was:
>
> - MadCap Flare (v6) produces good results (except the VMware authors would
> have produced much better documentation if they had inserted .svg images
> instead of bitmap)


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Re: Tools statistics: From: Robert Lauriston
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