RE: Questions about a 600 page manual

Subject: RE: Questions about a 600 page manual
From: "Stuart Rogers" <srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 10:31:50 -0500

Brian,

I have used a 600 page 8.5x11 spiral bound manual in a former job, where
I needed to consult a few pages of the manual once or twice a month. I
had no problem with the format. If your users need to consult your
manual very frequently, though, you might want to reconsider; it's not
the friendliest size/strength to deal with.

If you move to FrameMaker, absolutely you *must* keep the images out of
your file if there are many of them. Frame will crash when the file size
reaches 50 or 60 Mb, and that can happen easily with multiple images
embedded.

HTH,

Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

mailto:srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com

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-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Brian
Martin
Sent: February 11, 2002 5:11 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Questions about a 600 page manual


Is a 600-page spiral bound manual too big?
Is it essential to store the images outside the file or can I import
them into the document?


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