Re: vendor documentation in manuals

Subject: Re: vendor documentation in manuals
From: "Mary T. Shaw" <smartblonde57 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 13:18:20 -0700 (PDT)

--- Lisa Bronson <Lisa -dot- Bronson -at- ipaper -dot- com> wrote:
> Have you ever put vendor documentation in your
> instruction manuals? If so,
> did it turn out well, and you've continued, or bad,
> and you've stopped?
> I have some objections to this technique (will my
> user be able to find
> information easily, translation issues, and
> copyright issues are at the top
> of the list), and I would appreciate any feedback
> you can give me.

I understand your nervousness re: copyright issues.
Have you contacted the vendors to get permission to
repackage/distribute their content?

Alternatively, it might be best to just reference the
vendor documentation from within your own docs (i.e.,
"For more information, see [vendor doc]").

I don't know if there's any simple alternative here.


-- Mary T. Shaw

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