RE: Can you get Help from a Frame File?

Subject: RE: Can you get Help from a Frame File?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 09:00:40 -0500


A second vote for Quadralay's WebWorks Publisher (v6 apparently due in
Aprilish timeframe).

PDF is a great way to provide updated documents to your customers without
reprinting a set of books. The burden, of course, is on the customer to
print the pages they need. PDF is printable, viewable online, and uses
hypertext. I don't think PDF is a stopgap measure, merely that it is a nice
addition to software's online help and printed doc but not a substitute.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Dempsey [SMTP:mxd2 -at- osi -dot- com]
> May I suggest you take a look at
> This is straight out of FrameMaker (via Webworks), and is a perfectly
> nice cross-platform, cross-browser help system. (Yes, there are more
> help authoring tools that support Word or RTF.)
> As for whether pdfs are a stop-gap... I guess we disagree there too. I
> won't argue that most folks use them badly, but we don't. I've had
> nothing like the number of complaints about our pdfs that we've fielded
> about winhelp. (A secret militia movement is forming as I write to
> assassinate the dancing paperclip...8^))
> > I continue to be frustrated by the presumption that a PDF file is all
> one
> > requires to be Web-friendly. Like it or not, Acrobat's PDFs are a
> stop-gap
> > solution

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