Minimum software reqs.

Subject: Minimum software reqs.
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 12:58:26 -0400

What are your minimum software tool reqs. for documenting?

I mean, I suppose we could use MS Paint, Print Screen, Notepad, etc.,
but for more than one project, at the professional level, such
"inclusions" cost more in terms of efficiency, productivity, and time
than does the purchase of specialist tools?

I consider the following minimum specialist tools, with my current
preferences in brackets:

-Screen capture software (SnagIT)

-Raster editing software (Photoshop)

-Vector editing software (Illustrator)

-DTP software (FrameMaker)

-Online help software (WebWorks Publisher Pro)

-Other DTP/publishing specialty software (Acrobat, purchased fonts,
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe)

-General software for everyday needs (MS Office, I.E. 6, Outlook)

I'm sure I'm missing something, but that'll kick it off (and, note, I do
use notepad.exe for what little HTML editing and scripting I have to



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
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