Re: Consolidated index

Subject: Re: Consolidated index
From: "Suzanne Topping" <stopping -at- rochester -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 16:56:08 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Ahrenhold" <sahrenhold -at- winspc -dot- com>

> Such documentation requires that somebody be responsible for making sure
> that the terms used in the index are consistent across the sub-indexes, or
> to make sure that there is extensive cross-referencing. If no one does,
> you might as well just omit the shared index (for example, if one book
> appliance for what another book calls a device, in effect you are not
> sharing information across documents unless you use see or see-also
> references.

I would think that including the multi-document index in each book could
also create problems for updates... what if only the programmers manual
changes, but not any of the others? You would have to replace the guides (or
at least the indexes) in each book even if nothing else in them changed. Not

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