RE: Flare or Frame as an intermediary for migrating to DITA?

Subject: RE: Flare or Frame as an intermediary for migrating to DITA?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:28:46 +0000

Thanks, Robert -- this helps big-time.

Steve

On Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:39 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

I wouldn't use FrameMaker as an intermediary. It's not very good at importing anything.

Flare does a pretty clean job of importing Word and FrameMaker, and can export to DITA. However, I'm not sure that would save you any time over using whatever native tools your DITA environment has. Worth a try but I would not expect much if any of the content to be tagged correctly.

On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Short version of the question: If you're converting legacy content from unstructured to structured in XML/DITA, and let's say you have or will have a CCMS with either a built-in XML editor or a third-party one like oXygen or XMetaL... Would it make sense to use either Flare or Structured FrameMaker as your intermediary to convert unstructured content to XML/DITA and then export to your CCMS with editor?


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