#writeright 18) FrameMaker & Word: How to use the FM vs Word Savings Calculator

Earlier in the year we created a special microsite aimed at Word Users, or tech comm professionals who have Word as their primary frame of reference. This microsite contains an amazing calculator that can add up just how much of a cash leak you may have if you are using Word for the wrong kind of high volume, complex technical documents.

We have created a video that walks you through a typical (hypothetical) customer using the calculator to realistically adjust the calculator metrics to match an actual production workload. You will find this calculator fun and informative to use. By the way, we have a 40 minute “mini-webinar” that will show portions of the calculator and 90 second demos of features unique to FrameMaker that can save you money and end hidden cash leaks. Click on this webinar, FrameMaker for Word: Calculate your hidden cash leaks!, in order to register.

Video on how to use the FrameMaker / Word Savings Calculator

Go to our microsite at www.douwriteright.com and try out the savings calculator. This brief video walks you through a hypothetical workload that one Word user may have, when contemplating upgrading to FrameMaker. Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann discusses the logic behind each categories, and even attempts to lower the savings by reducing hourly rates or the scope of the project. You’ll soon discover that no matter how modest your project scope is, if it is real technical documentation, FrameMaker will save you a substantial amount of money. You can certainly save enough to cover the cost of your FrameMaker licenses.


Is FrameMaker right for you? Take the Quiz!

You can use a calculator to determine how much time and money FrameMaker can save your over Word. Or, you can take a Quiz to determine if your workload is a good fit for FrameMaker. Simply go to http://www.douwriteright.com/

Have your own hands-on with FrameMaker 11 and decide how you can use it

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 includes FrameMaker 11, which is an excellent authoring solution and also a versatile structured editor for DITA/XML. The possibilities with these new tools are as limitless as the profiles of our existing and potential customers. To discover how you can use FrameMaker, download a trial copy of FrameMaker 11 today. After having your own hands-on, you may decide in favor of the best bargain of all, obtaining a cloud subscription to the entire Tech Comm Suite 4, which includes RoboHelp 10, Captivate 6 and other products in addition to FrameMaker 11.