Why not just use Frame? (Was RE: Robohelp vs. Doc-to-Help)

Subject: Why not just use Frame? (Was RE: Robohelp vs. Doc-to-Help)
From: Alexia Prendergast <alexiap -at- SEAGATESOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 17:13:02 -0500

Why don't you just author WinHelp directly in Frame?

You can convert Frame directly to WinHelp-compatible RTF using the
MIF2RTF tool from Omni Systems (meaning no clean-up in Word -- in fact
you don't even need Word for this), then create/compile your Help
project file in HCW (available for free from Microsoft). You can do
macros, jumps, keywords, etc.

I've used Robohelp and Forehelp. If you didn't already have Frame, I'd
say they'd be fine. However, if you already have Frame, why buy and
learn unnecessary tools.

Alexia Prendergast
Tech Pubs Manager
Seagate Software (Durham NC USA)
mailto:alexiap -at- seagatesoftware -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kim Wallace [SMTP:kwallac -at- ECT -dot- ENRON -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 5:04 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Robohelp vs. Doc-to-Help
> Techwhirlers:
> The shop I'm working in is evaluating whether we should use
> Doc-to-Help
> (the currently used software) or move to Robohelp. I'd appreciate
> hearing
> your thoughts on these packages. Which did you find easier to use (and
> why)? How much time did it take you to learn it? How long to final
> product?
> Can you take a project written in one and use it in the other app?
> Tips and
> bug alerts also warmly appreciated. Thanks!
> BTW we are authoring all documentation in FrameMaker, so a conversion
> to
> Word will be required.
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