You can  merge FrameMaker content and javadoc content by taking javadoc output 
into FrameMaker via MIF. A couple of jobs back, about 15 years ago, we did 
exactly that, by having a developer write an add-in (doclet?) that caused 
javadoc to output MIF instead of HTML. We then incorporated that content into 
our developers' docs.

If I remember correctly, javadoc could include content that wasn't created from 
source code comments. You could probably use HTML created from Frame if you 
wanted to go in the other direction.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:38 PM
To: Joe Malin; Framers List
Subject: Re: FrameMaker to HTML

To evaluate what's cheap, you need to look at total cost of ownership, not just 
sticker price. Expensive professional authoring tools can be a good investment 
if they make you more efficient.

I found ePublisher Pro a lot more flexible and easy to use than RoboHelp.

However, if your goal is merging authored content with javadoc and the like, 
I'm not sure that FrameMaker can do that. You might want to take a look at 
HelpStudio and Document!X.

If you're considering moving to DITA, you might be better off dumping 
FrameMaker in favor of Oxygen XML or AuthorIt. ePublisher Pro at least 
theoretically allows you to mix and match FrameMaker and DITA source, so that 
might ease the transition.
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