Re: How to get FrameMaker, RoboHELP experience?

Subject: Re: How to get FrameMaker, RoboHELP experience?
From: Susan Seifert <sseifert -at- FAIRFIELD -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 22:20:55 -0500

At 9:50 PM -0500 5/31/96, Chuck Beck wrote:
>Fellow TECHWR_Lers,

>I have been following the discussions on online help and use of help tools
>with a fair amount of interest. I have been equally interested in the
>threads dealing with FrameMaker. And I am certainly interested in the job
>postings, since, as a second-year grad student, I plan to be entering the
>tech writing job market in earnest about a year from now.

>It has become apparent to me that, of all the software tools out there, two
>of them that are most in demand by employers (and most often endorsed by
>many of you on this list as being _really valuable tools_) are FrameMaker
>and RoboHELP.

>My problem is this: As a grad student, I am not independently wealthy, as
>you may well imagine. I would very much like to get some experience with
>both of these tools, but I cannot afford to buy them (at $895 and $499,
>respectively, how many people *can*?). The university I attend does not have
>either of them in any of their computer labs. My internship employer does
>not have them on their system. So, how am I to get any experience with them?

>Anybody have any suggestions?

>cbeck -at- bgnet -dot- bgsu -dot- edu

I don't know about RoboHelp but you can get educational pricing on
FrameMaker. I think the educ. price is about $125. Your university
bookstore should be able to get it for you.

Good luck,


sseifert -at- fairfield -dot- com

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