Re: How does Localization work with Madcap Flare!

Subject: Re: How does Localization work with Madcap Flare!
From: punit shrivastava <punitshrivastava -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 00:25:52 +0530

Thanks a lot Sharon and Steven for your comments. Its very useful. Sharon,
I will get in touch with you, if you don't mind.


On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>

> Hi Punit,
> For localization requirements, you'll be able to work with Flare in
> conjunction with MadCap Lingo if you want to create your own localized
> versions. Otherwise, you would package up the project in Flare itself and
> send that to a localization vendor for translation. When the translated
> version comes back, you review it, maybe go back and forth once or twice
> with the vendor, and when it's ready, release to that language. The Flare
> Language Support Guide may be helpful, as will the forum (per Craig's link)
> and you can always contact MadCap themselves, especially if you have a
> support plan. They are responsive. Also suggest you check the free online
> webinars at MadCap's site, especially recent ones on Lingo -- Jose Sermeno
> has a couple of good ones. They show you step by step how to use Flare and
> Lingo to develop translations of your documents.
> Migration from Authorit is a little more challenging but perhaps not
> difficult. MadCap would probably be your best source there, in addition to
> the forums. Suggest looking at the Flare Import Guide. Download the big
> zip of all their PDFs here if you haven't already:
> I don't see a native Authorit importer but as I recall there might be a
> plugin. Another option might be to output the Authorit project to an
> intermediate format that Flare can import without difficulty.
> No one has an easy time doing data conversion from one big product to
> another. There are companies that make a living doing this, so don't feel
> bad if it's not a pushbutton process. Expect to spend some time and do a
> bit of work converting your Authorit projects.
> I know this is not the best advice but from this sometime user it's the
> best I can offer.
> Good luck and let us know how it goes.
> Steve
> On Thursday, June 04, 2015 8:56 AM, punit shrivastava wrote:
> Hi All,
> We are in the process of finalizing Madcap Flare for our vast technical
> documentation requirements. Through research and demo it looks impressive
> for the usage that we have.
> But, probably I fail understand how does it work for the following:
> 1. Localization requirements
> 2. Migration of content from existing tool (Author IT) to Flare.
> Request guidance from the members.
> Thanks and regards,
> Punit S.

Punit S.
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