As long as you're evaluating alternatives, you should check out WebWorks ePublisher. It can use Word, FrameMaker, and/or DITA as source and the output. I haven't looked at its PDF output since my source was in FrameMaker, but it kicked RoboHelp 10 to the curb as far as web help.
On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM, hessiansx4 <hessian...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Thanks for your comments, which I will share with my team. > > In answer to your questions Robert: we have ATCS 5 (FM 12, RH 11) installed. > I'm working on creating a FM template. We currently output to .pdf (from > Word - ugh) and webhelp (from RH). We'd like to output to responsive html 5 > and may, at some future point, need to create a hardcopy-printable document. > I don't foresee the need to move to structured/DITA anytime soon (within the > next 5 years) so with the new output for FM, I think that can suffice for > now. > > > On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:52 AM, Robert Lauriston > <rob...@lauriston.com> wrote: > What are you using now? An earlier version of FrameMaker? > > FM12 basically has most of RoboHelp folded in so you get two for one. > > To see what you'd lose with only RoboHelp, generate a PDF from > RoboHelp and compare it with one saved from FrameMaker. Note that > FrameMaker can save PDF with change markup. > > You can get free 30-day evaluations so you'd know exactly what you were > buying. > > Personally I'd use WebHelp on Apache and Google Analytics rather than > RoboHelp Server to avoid having to deal with a Windows server. > > On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM, hessiansx4 <hessian...@yahoo.com> wrote: >> My boss is asking me to provide a justification for using FM12 (which now >> outputs webhelp and responsive html5) as a single-source for our webhelp >> (as >> opposed to using only RH or importing FM into RH). Has anyone had >> experience >> with any of these methods in ATCS 5? If so, I'd love to hear about it. >> Also, >> we currently do not have a method for capturing 1) what help pages (this >> is >> not context-sensitive help) users access or 2) whether they are even >> accessing the help. It has been suggested that we purchase RH server to >> track help file use (vs. using Google analytics). I have used neither. >> Have >> any of you? Suggestions? TIA for any assistance/comments. > > _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.