Re: Tools statistics

Subject: Re: Tools statistics
From: Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:40 -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.

That would have been a deal breaker for me. Fortunately in v9.11, tables
work as well as any tool (though some tweaking is required in css or the
html, on occasion).

>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.

I have MadCap Capture but I haven't learned how to use this tool yet. In
the meantime, I am also using other 3rd party tools (i.e. Photoshop and
Snagit). I should add that as a best practice for PDF output, use vector
images such as .eps or .svg whenever possible.



On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:11 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> 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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