TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
I've been having some trouble pushing the limits of Word recently and
I've been looking at FrameMaker as an alternative. I am looking for a
way to manage rather large documents, plus enhance layout and design.
These are software documents which are maintained in a manual form and
in on-line form. They are graphic-intensive and consume lots of memory.
I use RoboHelp for my on-line stuff, but probably should move those to
I have read all of the marketing buzz words from Adobe, but what I am
really interested in is your opinions. I've got to make a case to be
able to move to FM - and I think I've got it covered. What I want to
know is, is it really worth it ? What benefits (tangible or otherwise)
did you see after migrating ? What pitfalls should be avoided ?
Any advice would be appreciated. Please reply directly to me as I get
only the digest format.
DeRoyal Business Systems
mbradford -at- deroyal -dot- com