It's been so long since I have been using Frame 7.2 that it's hard to comment about a learning curve. Certainly, some of the basic stuff hasn't changed much (sigh) but there have been a lot of interface changes and some usability improvements.
I think you will have to convert to MIF. You may want to get a copy of MIF2GO, which is now open source and free. That will speed up the process. I'd stick with WebWorks. It's fast and stable and you're familiar with the workflow. You have some template rebuilding to do, but it would be easier than trying to learn RoboHelp. (The publishing features in Frame 12 are fairly basic and you will need RoboHelp to do any serious customization). Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Caroline Tabach Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:53 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Help Creation Flow and Upgrading from version 7.2 to the latest version Hi, At the moment we are using FrameMaker 7.2 and ePublisher Pro version 9.2 to create PDF files, and a collections of help files which are mostly html, with 2 or 3 .chm files The applications mostly run on Internet Explorer (and the .chm files are for the 2 that are not over IE). I would like to upgrade our applications as they do not really run on my current operating system and because I want to also produce more modern output. I need to make PDF, ePub, Responsive html and .chm. What do you all recommend? Is FrameMaker 12 enough to use stand alone? Do I need ePublisher Pro or RoboHelp? How would I go about importing my Frame 7.2 files into Frame 12. Does it support them or would I need to save as MIF and then open the MIF files. I have quite a lot of user guides. To what extent will FrameMaker let me change the design? What is the learning curve from 7.2 to 12? thanks -- -- Caroline Tabach Technical/Marcom Writer e-mail: carol...@radcom.com _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as keith.sol...@tmx.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/keith.soltys%40tmx.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials contained in or attached to this e-mail, contains proprietary and confidential information solely for the internal use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify us immediately by return e-mail or otherwise and ensure that it is permanently deleted from your systems, and do not print, copy, distribute or read its contents. AVIS DE CONFIDENTIALITÉ Le présent courriel, y compris tous les documents qu'il contient ou qui y sont joints, renferme des renseignements exclusifs et confidentiels destinés uniquement à l'usage interne du destinataire prévu. Si vous avez reçu le présent courriel par erreur, veuillez nous aviser immédiatement, notamment par retour de courriel, et vous assurer qu'il est supprimé de façon permanente de vos systèmes; veuillez également vous abstenir d'imprimer, de copier, de distribuer ou de lire son contenu. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.