Sometimes when one expects it least!
Last week, I posted a question to the STC discussion board on LinkedIn as to whether I should purchase Adobe FrameMaker 10 and/or RoboHelp 8. Recently, I’ve seen some tech comm job listings mentioning them. “Is it a good idea to buy and learn these programs on my own?” I asked. My graduate program provides significant discounts for FM and RH—about 66% off retail—but they’re still pretty expensive. But I’d be willing to spend a few hundred bucks to learn something useful. Might have to wait until next semester, when I have a little more cash, but I could do it.
A few days later, I got a message from Joel Carrillo of MadCap Software offering to help me out with a Flare license. Wow! I was flabbergasted and grateful. Flare is really powerful and becoming more and more widely used; I’m very excited to learn it. Along with Flare, I’ll also be learning CSS and XHTML.
Thank you for your help, Joel. MadCap Flare rules, and so do you!