RE: Creating a Documentation Kit (Long Response)

Subject: RE: Creating a Documentation Kit (Long Response)
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 12:32:25 +1000

I have different 'server' locations at each geo instance. Thus it only needs
to be reached from behind the local firewall.

Yes - part of publish would be to remove the text - but no user is going to
do that meaning that hundreds of documents will be carrying hundreds of
redundant, hidden pages.

I do just about anything to reduce template size - its so fulla macros and
autotexts that its uncomfortably large.

Steve Hudson
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Wright Technologies (Aus)
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada

--- Steve Hudson <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:
> I disagree slightly with you there John. Providing the help as
> hidden text is
> 1) extra baggage to be opened each time with the template.
> 2) extra baggage in new documents based on the template.
> I prefer the hyperlink from the Help > About this template to the
> User Guide.

> that you can access it easily from
the otherside of the firewall. I can think of several instances in
recent past where both of these factors would have been an obstacle.

As far as baggage, not really. I've created several templayes
recently where I has a couple of pages of comment for each of 5
sections of the document. It didn't seem to be an issue.
Besides...when you "publish" the document, you could delete the comments.

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