Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?

Subject: Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:02:01 -0500

We use scroll versions pretty extensively, and it definitely has its kinks.
Lots of room for improvement, but if you're careful, it does everything OK.

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 6:49 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> I got it working without much trouble. The default chunking was
> inappropriate for my purposes, otherwise it was fairly simple.
>
> I'm not sure Scroll Versions is ready for prime time. Scroll PDF
> Exporter works great.
>
> They've adjusted their prices so that they're not giving away the
> 10-user version any more. I think it's ridiculous that these tools are
> priced by the number of Confluence users rather than the number of
> plugin users.
>
> https://www.k15t.com/software/scroll-docbook-exporter/pricing
>
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 2:16 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> > 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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