Re: issue with graphics imported into FrameMaker 8

Subject: Re: issue with graphics imported into FrameMaker 8
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:26:41 -0700

PNG is best for bitmaps.

For vector graphics, I've used WMF's successor EMF to place Visio
drawings in FrameMaker. For Illustrator, I used EPS. I've occasionally
used PDF.

Flare can be used to create source docs the same way standalone
RoboHelp can. Topics are HTML / XHTML and every topic (at least down
to H3 or H4) is in a separate file. I prefer the running text editor
and WYSIWYG PDF preview in FM.

If you can get the budget, replace RoboHelp with WebWorks ePublisher.
I'd stick with FM8 as long as possible.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM, Lynne Wright
<Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com> wrote:
> Second issue: I've been wondering if I should switch to .pngs for both screenshots and figures (export figures @ 96 dpi, and import them at a 1:1 ratio). Although the resolution of pngs starts to get mushy + text falls apart if I change the display size of a page in Frame or RoboHelp 7, the images look ok when I output to pdf and in the Help .chm file.
>
> I realize that .wmf is becoming an obsolete format; and recognize that my versions of Frame, Corel Draw X4 and RoboHelp are way out of date and need to be upgraded.
>
> Can anybody comment on the optimal formats to use for Frame, RoboHelp, and Word?
>
> And recommend whether I should just upgrade the apps I'm using, or switch to some other combination of apps (I know ya'll love Flare, but does it just replace RoboHelp, or can it be used to create source docs à la Frame?)

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