See, these are the kinds of numbers I needed. I know there's a time difference between the two, but how much is the question. Thanks for helping with that.
I never would have guessed 3-5 days! For how big a guide? 60 pages? 200 pages? (Once it's PDFed, of course.) > -----Original Message----- > From: > framers-bounces+lin.surasky=retalix.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+lin.surasky=retalix.com at lists.frameuse rs.com] On Behalf Of Rene Stephenson > Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:59 PM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: RE: FM v. RoboHelp > > The last time I had to use RH to create printable output, > there was a substantial amount of clean-up work involved each > time between creating the Word version with all the > print-friendly stuff like continuation statements on pages, > etc., and then output to PDF and all the security stuff. For > a single user guide, I would spend 3 to 5 full days just > getting it into PDF from RH. Time is money. You could > estimate the amount of time, factor that by your wage (plus > the standard fudge factor for dealing with program bugs and > crashes), and then factor that by the number of releases per > document quarterly. That should be staggering enough to make > your case clear to the QA and management mindset. > > Rene > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as lin.surasky at retalix.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/lin.surask > y%40retalix.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. > Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >