Re: Stick with RoboHelp, or upgrade to something else?

Subject: Re: Stick with RoboHelp, or upgrade to something else?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 13:37:59 -0400


Your post sounds a little like a troll because only you know how much time
you have to teach yourself any new software, including the RoboHelp

If I were you and time *is* an issue, I'd stick with six, since you already
have that product sorted out.

Philosophically, I disagree with Blue-Sky's super aggressive,
market-bug-fixes-as-a-new-relea$e marketing plan. That's one reason I
chucked them. But, it's not about philosophy, is it.

However, there are plenty of folks out there that like Blue Sky and
RoboHelp. To each his own <vbg>.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Geoff Hart [mailto:Geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA]
>>>Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 1:32 PM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Stick with RoboHelp, or upgrade to something else?
>>>It's been a while since I last upgraded RoboHelp, so I'm currently
>>>working with version 6. It has some quirks I don't much
>>>like, but it's
>>>adequate for the job. Version 7.X looks easier to use based on
>>>conversations I've had previously on techwr-l, and Version 8 is due
>>>out imminently, so it seems like a no-brainer to upgrade before I
>>>begin my next project. The problem: for the outrageous cost of the
>>>RoboHelp upgrade, I could purchase competitive upgrades to full
>>>version of _both_ ForeHelp _and_ DocToHelp!
>>>I'm not wedded to RoboHelp; it does a decent job, and works
>>>directly in Word, but I don't have any aversion to learning a new
>>>application either, and the RoboHelp marketing department has
>>>begun to annoy me more than a little. I'm not so expert on
>>>RoboHelp that I need to preserve a huge skills investment with the
>>>tool (help development is a small part of my job, and an infrequent
>>>task), and I'll have to do some playing around to get back to my
>>>former proficiency with the tool. So here's the question: Should I
>>>bite my lip, open the corporate purse, and upgrade RoboHelp, or
>>>would it make more sense to switch to ForeHelp _and_ DocToHelp
>>>for the same price, and choose which tool I prefer to work with?
>>>--Geoff Hart @8^{)} Pointe-Claire, Quebec
>>>geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
>>>"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."--Qui-Gon Jinn

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