RE: Documenting multiple platforms

Subject: RE: Documenting multiple platforms
From: Mike Adams <Mike_Adams -at- summithq -dot- com>
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 14:43:54 -0400


I document an NT4/Solaris application. We use screens from the UNIX app
because development seems to code the new features there and then port them
to NT. If the situation were reversed, we would probably capture from NT.



-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2000 4:46 PM
Subject: Documenting multiple platforms

akram bhatti <akrambhatti -at- netscape -dot- net> wrote:

>Does anyone have any experience documenting multiple platforms?
>Are there any companies people could suggest that have documented many
>platforms in one book?

This is fairly common with many pieces of major software.
Virtually all the Adobe products come to mind.

The usual practice seems to be settle on one platform for most of
the screen shots, including the others only if they have unique

BTW, you said that your company is writing for "Red Hat Linux."
It's aware, I hope, that a product written for one flavor of
Linux will generally work on most of the other major

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux

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