Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?

Subject: Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:16:41 -0800

Oh, is that how k15t handles webhelp output? With the DocBook toolchain? The DocBook toolchain is pretty solid if you want to work with it. You seem like someone who could bend it to his will, Robert. You could get Bob Stayton's DocBook XSL book, he's the top guy for that. He has a thorough website for that, too.

I recently heard from someone who uses them that the k15t Confluence tech pubs plugins are pretty workable for a tech pubs workflow but I haven't used them. Just using plain Confluence for ordinary technical publications seems overly messy to me. As far as I can see, k15t pretty much owns the market for that.

I can think of a couple more ways you might go to get webhelp out of Confluence, but I think it would require more custom coding. What is the pricing like on the k15t plugins?

Mark Giffin
Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
http://markgiffin.com/


On 2/6/2015 1:18 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

A year ago I researched options for generating web help from content
in Confluence, and the only really usable solution I found was K15t's
DocBook Exporter plus the free DocBook+WebHelp.

Has anyone found a better solution?


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