FrameMaker is not a CMS, but can easily be used as an assembler of content from a managed source in XML.
How many writers are we talking? Five? A dozen? More than 25? Over 100? On 9/20/06, RHandel at emdeon.com <RHandel at emdeon.com> wrote: > > I am presently on a tools research group to find a viable single-source > solution for creating help documentation for our software. We have a > variety products, with newer product help documentation being more > online-centered and legacy documentation being more print-centered, so we > would like a solution that provides the best solution for both. > > Presently, some of our team primarily uses RoboHelp, others primarily use > FrameMaker, while still others primarily use Word with Acrobat. We want a > system that will allow us to expand and not lock us in, but the key to all > of this is the cleanest and easiest means to repurpose documentation (print, > web, internal, PDA, etc.). > > I am still trying to wrap my brain around the way FrameMaker handles XML, > but it appears that it COULD function as a CMS itself. However, I cannot > really find much information on this or how it handles the organization of > data on a server. > > Can anyone give me feedback on using FrameMAker in this capacity? Should I > see FrameMaker solely as an authoring tool? And in either case, would it be > a good solution for authoring online help (i.e. is WebWorks as robust as > RoboHelp--or for that matter, will Adobe eventually integrate the two > products to make it a seamless process)? > > Any help would be most appreciated. -- Bill Swallow HATT List Owner WWP-Users List Owner Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter http://techcommdood.blogspot.com avid homebrewer and proud beer snob "I see your OOO message and raise you a clue."