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Subject:Re: Frame v Word (doc group needs advice) From:Lisa Price <Lisa -dot- Price -at- EMERALD -dot- KBSI -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 3 Jan 1997 15:28:02 CST
While Wayne is technically correct, our goal was to avoid using
Word as the primary word processing tool, which we have done. Yes,
RoboHELP uses Word; however, we still use Frame as our primary
processing and publishing tool.
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 13:26:01 -0800
Reply-to: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- verity -dot- com>
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- verity -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Frame v Word (doc group needs advice)
To: TECHWR-L -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu
At 02:37 PM 1/3/97 CST, Lisa wrote:
>My group is currently using FrameMaker with RoboHELP. After we
>create/uupdate our documentation in Frame, we save the book files as
>RTF, and import them into RoboHELP. This does add an additional step
>or two to clean up any conversion "mistakes" (deleted spacing between
>paragraphs and loss of sideheads being our two main concerns), but
>allows us to use the power of Frame and RoboHELP, without using Word.
Since RoboHELP is a Word add-in (using Word templates), they *are* using
Word, albeit with a customized UI.
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