Re: Software Info

Subject: Re: Software Info
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 08:16:04 -0400

Tara Bowman wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Well, here I am a brand-new tech writer in my first job after graduation.
> The only problem is that I am working for a small company and I am THE
> technical writer. Needless to say, I am having fun tackling the job but
> could use a little guidance once in a while. Most of our documentation is in
> Help file format, and so far the hardcopy has been a printout of the Word
> version from RoboHelp. My supervisor wants the new manuals in a handbook
> format (about 6 by 81/2 inches) and I am pretty sure that there is not an
> easy way to do that in Word.

95% of using any software tool is using the help files. From the help
files for Word:
File | Page Setup | Paper Size.

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