Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?

Subject: Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:36:51 -0800

That's good to know. I didn't evaluate Scroll Versions until I had
created a lot of content and at that point switching from plain
Confluence to Confluence+Scroll seemed roughly as major a change as
going from unstructured to structured FrameMaker. I was too busy
getting ready for a release to deal with the challenge.

But that was a year ago and they've had lots of time to fix bugs and
improve usability and docs.

On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 3:02 PM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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References:
anyone else generating web help from Confluence?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?: From: Mark Giffin
Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: anyone else generating web help from Confluence?: From: John G

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