1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 28, 2011 12:34 PM by Jeff_Coatsworth

    Robohelp vs. FrameMaker

    Nogido

      Hello,

       

      I have a few large scale RoboHelp 6 projects. I am debating whether to upgrade to RoboHelp 9 or to convert my projects to FrameMaker (to which I have an existing license). My projects' main purpose is an online tutorial (HTML), but I will also need chms and pdfs. My questions are:

      1) Is there a reason to prefer RoboHelp 9 over FrameMaker in my case?

      2) How difficult will migration be from RoboHelp 6 to FrameMaker? Or to RoboHelp 9?

       

      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: Robohelp vs. FrameMaker
          Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Most people are doing the TCS integration of FM to RH because FM can create better looking PDFs than RH (especially if your docs are long). However, many people do all their authoring in RH and then use the Printed Documentation SSL to get their PDFs via Word. Upgrading a project from RH6 to RH9 will probably go smoothly, but make sure you have a backup before you begin. You may experience difficulties with numbered/ordered lists and the change to XHTML in RH8+. There is no clear path from RH to FM. You will have to cut & paste or export to Word & re-import into FM to get content over.