It's my own understanding that Frame is intended and geared toward massive documentation sets. Back author if you like, but if it isn't broke...
In my mind it's like saying I've got this perfectly fine pickup truck, but what if I choose to switch to the tractor trailer?
But mine is just one opinion. I'm sure there will be others...
Captiv8r, I think you make an excellent point, and I'm highly inclined to agree with you, as RH11 does now provide excellent print output.
Adobe employees / marketers, please chime in, as this is a great marketing opportunity for you to sell to my manager and me. We are using your trial version of TechComm 5 right now and will be making a decision in the next week or two as to whether to stick with RH11 or go with the Suite. We don't have an immediate need for Captivate, Presenter, or Frame.
Could you please share with us with your contact details and let us know a suitable time to call?
We ended up sticking with RH11. I tried an experiment with backward converting RH11 to Frame, and it was UGLY! I'm fortunate enough to have had a predecessor who knew what he was doing, so I might as well stick with what is already working well and not mess with it. I like RH11, and it does all the print functionality we need.
Just a note to say that even though you would upgrade to the "suite", there is nothing about the suite that would prevent you in any way from continuing with RoboHelp 11. It's just that you would have Framemaker available but would ignore using it.
Something about the reply leads me to believe that you possibly think that because Adobe puts forth the workflow of originating content in Frame, then having information flow out into RoboHelp and other, that this is how you MUST work with the suite.
If Captivate and Presenter are on the plate, you would be silly to forgo the suite as you would be getting a much better deal with the suite package.
Yes, you know, the funny thing was, I was LOOKING for an excuse to use Frame. I like Frame. Knowing Frame got me the longest tech writing job of my life. We're still talking about the suite, because I'm also a Captivate fan (from same long-term tech writing job), and with my new company growing and my having an instructional background, we may have a use for that down the road, hopefully sooner than later. I'm really tired of getting laid off, and now that I finally have my foot in the door at a company that actually celebrates keeping employees on board long-term, I'm doing all I can to make sure they never want to get rid of me.