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Subject: Webworks Publisher v. HTML Transit: do you swing both ways?
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 12:26:24 +1000
Can anybody comment on the relative merits of HTML Transit v. Webworks Publisher for converting FrameMaker source documents into web pages or a flavour of HTML-based on-line help (Windows HTML Help, Netscape Nethelp, JavaHelp, Webworks Help, RoboHTML Help, etc.). In particular, how well do these tools support: @ Expandable Contents (TOC) @ TOC Synchronization -- visiting a topic expands TOC and highlights topic title in TOC listing @ Index @ Related topics @ Search -- boolean operators allowed? @ Pop-ups @ Secondary windows @ Browse sequences @ Bread crumbing @ Special header buttons: Print, Email, etc. @ Initial purchase and, later, operating costs: support charges, upgrade pricing, etc. @ Unofficial support -- user groups, mailing lists, Web sites, availability of third-party app experts, third-party trainers, etc. The hideously expensive HTML Transit almost rules itself out by its exorbitant upfront pricing. Another group that already has HTML Transit has been quoted $US100,000 for a third-party search engine. However, we may have to go this route for interoperability with this group. We also have the option of only purchasing one seat for HTML Transit but using Webworks Publisher for other products not marketed globally. More to the point, would those who purchased HTML Transit for $US500 before the price went up to $US5000 still recommend it? Gentlemen and gentlewomen, start your opinions! Regards, Hedley -- Hedley Finger, Technical communicator and FrameMaker mentor Adobe Certified Expert, FrameMaker 5.5.x MYOB Australia <http://www.myob.com> <http://www.myob.com.au> P.O. box 371 Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia 370 Whitehorse Road Nunawading VIC 3010 Australia Tel. +61 3 9894 0945 Mob. +61 412 461 558 <mailto:email@example.com> ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **