I suspect for less than that upgrade to ePubPro you can get the full Technical Communication Suite, and have Captivate & Acrobat 9 Pro Extended to boot.
The TCS integration was developed to handle your Frame files by reference, & easily handles your variables and conditions as defined in Frame. Look for lots of help here and in the Adobe User Forums for specifics on how to map your Frame components to appropriate RoboHelp components. As with any change in workflow, the initial mappings and conversion take some time, but are wonderful once completed. If you need help easing the transition, I'm available for training and conversion work. -Matt Sullivan GRAFIX Training, Inc. An Adobe Authorized Training Center www.grafixtraining.com 888 882-2819 -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Callie Bertsche Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 2:59 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: ePublisher Pro vs. other generated online help Hi Framaniacs ;) I generate 10+ manuals from FrameMaker 7.2 into PDFs, with extensive single sourcing material. Currently, I've been using WebWorks ePublisher Pro 9.1 (I just did an old maintenance upgrade to 9.2, actually) to generate several thousand help pages (between different projects/products). I just received an offer from ePublisher Pro to upgrade to their 2008.2 (9.5) edition for the cost of software maintenance, since I'm on an unsupported (old) version. Primarily I'm wondering: - Do other writers with similar publishing needs consider ePubPro a competitive product? - Have other products sharpened their competitive edge since our last tool decision (a few years ago)? For instance, comparisons with MadCap or Flare? In considering a new product, I know immediately I value the following: - Dynamic connection with FrameMaker documents (ability to rescan/update files in help project file) - Ability to set variables and conditions or pass them through from the document, in a user-friendly manner, when building the help Thanks for any "help" on the help anyone has time to give! Cheers, Callie _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as matt at grafixtraining.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/matt%40grafixtraining.co m Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.