Hi Scott, I downloaded and installed it as well, but there was no documentation to speak of. The interface was anything but intuitive so I uninstalled it. When they have some kind of tutorial available, I may try it again.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > > I have been waiting with baited breath ever since the rumors of MadCap > Blaze came forth, that a replacement to > FrameMaker was in the works. I just downloaded the public beta. > > Has anyone else done so? If so I wonder if anyone else shares my > disappointment. > > Blaze appears to be a variant of Flare. It isn't an authoring tool so much > as a conversion tool. It seems not to know > if its main thrust is HTML or XML, and it seems to lean heavily toward > HTML. > > I think that this product sufferes from delusions of adequacy. I am not a > fan of MadCap Flare, it's interface is > convoluted and difficult to master, and those same features have been > duplicated for Blaze. I really don't see much > difference between the two products. > > Now I see that the printed media solution is Press. > > It makes me wonder if MadCap is trying to emulate the Interleaf model, > multiple products for a single solution. > Mulitple prices for a single solution. Interleaf at the very least > produced solid SGML. It had a fairly good GUI and > method for assigning formatting tags. FrameMaker was simplier, monolithic > and cheaper. > > With what MadCap is doing they seem bent on producing a series of products > that are more complicated, and more > expensive than FrameMaker and any other conversion tool with it. > > Does anyone else have a simliar view of this, or a different experience? > > It feels like Blue Sky happening all over again. > > Scott >