Re: Alternatives to MadCap Flare

Subject: Re: Alternatives to MadCap Flare
From: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:04:25 -0400

Kathleen, I always thought Flare was cheap. $50/month or $1,500 perpetual
license. That's way cheaper than having a custom single source-authoring
system built by a consulting company. It's also on par or cheaper than
Adobe Tech Comm suite.

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:20 PM, Kathleen MacDowell <
kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hmm. Are there inexpensive alternatives to Flare? I know there used to be
> some sort of CMSs that were less expensive, but Flare does a lot of
> different things. Is there something inexpensive that does the important
> things? Just curious ...
>
> Craig, is this changeover something you have control over? Seems like a
> puzzling situation, unless perhaps the designer is working on the doc
> templates to change the look. Otherwise, it sounds pointless. Or is there
> something I'm not understanding, aside from the "that's what they said to
> do and they wouldn't take my suggestions"
>
> Kathleen
>
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > I am researching inexpensive alternatives to MadCap Flare.
> >
> > I have a new collaborator in the office: our web designer. He wants to be
> > able to able to edit the stylesheet/template and then hand it back to me.
> >
> > He wants a potential authoring system to run on Mac. He doesn't bother
> > with Windows. He doesn't want to bother with MadCap Contributor. He
> doesn't
> > understand Flare, and I can't explain it to him as I learned how to use
> it
> > on the forums.
> >
> > Money is an issue, of course.
> >
> > Suggestions?
> >
> > Cordially,
> > Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
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