Hardly a conviction...simply what the sales staff told me. I'm an babe-in-the-woods about all this. Just hoping for some guidance from the more experienced of you out there in cyber space.
It looks like Flare is not very well known, even by it's own sales staff! A.J. Coots Documentation Specialist Portland, Oregon 97224-7756 Direct: 503 597 0765 Internal Ext. #515 Email: aj.coots at veris.com -----Original Message----- From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campb...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 12:18 PM To: AJ Coots Cc: jposada01 at yahoo.com Subject: Re: Framemaker vs. Flare AJ, perhaps you'd better tell Madcap about your conviction that Flare is their FM killer; they seem to have the wrong info on their www site.... According to their www site, Flare is their help authoring tool. Help. Not books, XML, DITA. Just help. FM is a much more full-featured authoring environment that isn't designed just for help. And concerning Blaze: "MadCap Blaze(tm) - Your Frame Alternative Blaze is the latest product under development from MadCap Software. Scheduled for release early 2007, Blaze will be the ideal solution for easily producing very long documents for print-such as books, manuals and illustrated guides-using the latest technological advances available. For years, authors have had to choose between ease of use (e.g., Microsoft(r) Word(tm)) or the power to handle very large documents (e.g., Adobe(r) FrameMaker(r)). Now, with MadCap Blaze, authors have a complete package: ease of use, power to create long documents, flexibility, and an eye toward the future." Cheers, Art On 8/17/06, AJ Coots <aj.coots at veris.com> wrote: > Again...it's not Blaze it's Flare that is the contender with Framemaker. > > > > A.J. Coots > Documentation Specialist > > > > 16640 SW 72nd Ave. > Portland, Oregon 97224-7756 > > Direct: 503 597 0765 > Internal Ext. #515 > Email: aj.coots at veris.com > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com] > Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:47 AM > To: John Posada > Cc: AJ Coots; framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: Framemaker vs. Flare > > And in addition to John's accurate comments, do you want to bet your job > and > company on the first release of a new product (Blaze)? > > Or are you just talking about online help delivery with Flare? > > Art > > On 8/17/06, John Posada <jposada01 at yahoo.com> wrote: > > > Has anyone compared the functionality of Adobe Framemaker 7.2 with > > > Madcap Software's (formerly Robohelp) Flare? > > > > > > I am trying to decide which one to go with for the > > > documentation for my company. Framemaker seems to be the > > > industry standard, but is Flare just as good? Any thoughts? > > > > Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the FM functionality in the > > Madcap product is, as of right now, still under very limited alpha > > testing and has not even gone beta yet. > > > > Besides, and again, correct me, but Madcap's FM-wannabe is going to > > be called Blaze, and I don't know if that's even hit alpha yet. > > > > So...if you are looking to implement something in the next couple of > > quarters and want FM-type binary files, you're choice may be limited. > > > > > > John Posada > > Senior Technical Writer > > -- > Art Campbell > art.campbell at gmail.com > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent > and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > No disclaimers apply. > DoD 358 > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358