» What our clients are saying ..
- We've been using Scott Prentice/Leximation for several years as our
fallback solution whenever we get into trouble. Even if he is busy at a
conference, he always responds to let me know when he'll have time to
help, and help always comes quickly. He often can provide a quick
solution by return email. Or he shows a path forward that we can try and
he continues to give helpful input until the problem is solved. I don't
know what we'd do without him, it's comforting to have an expert on call!
Wynne Keller, Director of Publishing,
Occupational Health Research
- Scott Prentice has worked closely
with the Learning Resources group at
Adobe Systems for the last couple of years. During that time, he has
provided guidance to our team as we adopted DITA as our authoring
environment. He also developed a suite of structured and unstructured
FrameMaker API clients to automate both back-end processing in
FrameMaker Server and tasks on the desktop to make life easier for our
Writers and Editors. He also completed a major development effort on our
behalf to create a search engine in C++. Scott is always responsive,
does excellent work and I would recommend him without
Erich Champion, Learning Resources Engineering Manager,
Adobe Systems, Inc.
- Leximation developed FrameMaker
plugin modules used in and with our Miramo
enterprise publishing product. The result of their applied intelligence,
expertise and efficiency are deliverables of the very best quality--in
every way exactly what a software product development manager dreams of
getting from outsourced software component development.
Rick Davies, Miramo Technical Development Manager,
- Before Silicon Valley again goes gaga (irrationally exuberant) over
Google's pending IPO, we at editorsforum.org want the world to know how
we feel about Scott Prentice over at Leximation, Inc. We admire Scott's
work and he has our deeply felt appreciation. ...
Bonnie Britt, Chair,
Bay Area Editors' Forum
- Ask Scott completed my WebWorks template project very quickly; what takes me
an hour, took him minutes. My client had many requests, and was not very clear
all the time. Scott took the information in bits and pieces and came up with the
solution quickly and elegantly. Many thanx from dotPS!
Cindy Stief, dotPS Document Production Services
- Scott did an excellent job of reorganizing and designing our
website's database, in spite of conflicting input from our people.
Ran Bush, Vice-President,
California Association of Judgment Professionals
- Recently, my department had some problems with its database publishing
tools and FrameMaker integration.
I set up an account, and bought some time. Scott answered my request for
help within a half-hour, asked me some general questions, and got to
work on my problems. It wasn't more than two hours later that he came up
with the answers I needed, and success was achieved.
Mike Fisher, Production Lead,
- I am very happy with the plugins I purchased from Leximation.
One of my best investments to date.
Richard Pesant, Technical Writer, Shimadzu Software Development Canada
- Assembling a team of world-class experts The team used
several commercially available third-party FrameMaker DITA solutions as starting points and incorporated
feedback from customers and each other to devise a reference specification. Scott Prentice, founder
of technical communications consulting company Leximation, worked to code the primary DITA plug-in for
the application pack.
Excerpt from an Adobe ad in the March 2007
issue of the STC's Intercom magazine.
- My client has over 200
variables, quite a few of which need updating based on new spellings of char
tags, and the variables vary across several books.
BookVars is making short
work of updating all those variables. Glad I finally tried it!
Linda G. Gallagher,
TechCom Plus, LLC
- Most of my documents contain the production date as a variable.
This variable needs to be updated for each new iteration of a given FrameMaker
document. (I delete all but the pertinent variable from the
then import that -- BookVars allows me to keep 'irrelevant' variables out of a
given doc's Cover, TOC, Index...) .. and ..
Scott at Leximation was quite responsive to my request that a 'delete variables
functionality' be added to the exsiting BookVars program. I use that new
functionality to clean up inherited documents on a more or less regular basis.
Riley B. VanDyke, Consulting Technical Writer,
is great, it fills a gap in FrameMaker's functionality. I use
it with all my projects and it just makes life easier. Standardising variables
across a book is great, and the ability to clean up unused variables is a real
bonus. It is a complete tool. Thanks!
Tom Marshall, Technical Writer, ATOM Documentation Ltd
is a great extension to FrameMaker. It's wonderful to be able
to search for text within a particular marker type! Our FrameMaker files
have many markers--and many types of markers. When I need to
check a topic ID for our single-sourced online help, it's great to be able
to skip searching thousands of index, conditional text, and cross
reference markers that I don't need to search through.
Terry Smith, Senior Technical Writer, Per-Se Technologies
- I had completed about half of a clean-up of the variables in a 30-chapter project.
It had taken several hours. Then, I came across a reference to
BookVars in an online
forum somewhere. The rest of the project took minutes.