Flare allows you to import FrameMaker files by reference, so
you can continue working in the FrameMaker files without having to
manually re-import all edited/new files into the Flare project all
the time. They call this feature "EasySync". Is this a feature
RoboHelp can add?
Our company does all our work in FrameMaker, but we also need
to produce new builds on a frequent basis so our development team
can see all progress. RoboHelp imports FrameMaker files pretty
well, but without the "import by reference" feature, it's really
only plausible to import once you have completed your
project--works in progress seem to be dismissed.
As well, it's a bit of pain to have to re-save all the .fm
files as .mifs. Flare allows you to import .fm files. Is RoboHelp
planning on implementing this feature as well.
These are the two make or break features our company is
looking for. I find RoboHelp a little more user friendly than Flare
(and certainly more than WebWorks), but without these two feature
the import of our FrameMaker projects isn't as seamless as we
Please let me know if this is something RoboHelp can offer. I
heard you are planning a new release soon in order to support Vista
and Microsoft Office 2007. Are these features something that can be
added with this release?
Hi Sarah. These forums are rarely visited by Adobe staff and
those of us authors who may be involved in discussions with Adobe
have signed NDAs so couldn't say anything about what is planned for
the next version. You are best adding a feature request via this