RE: Myth vs. reality

Subject: RE: Myth vs. reality
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 22:25:03 -0400

I don't think FM+WWP would help you much either, given the bulk of your
deliverables are online and you provide only smaller "getting started"
style print-ready documents. The FM+WWP solution is mainly for people
who have a heavy print and online need.

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::: -----Original Message-----
::: I don't think that WWP and Frame can replace Deva tools -
::: unless they've
::: added a search capability I'm not aware of.
::: In my situation, we develop a web-based application. We
::: provide all our
::: documentation as context-sensitive help with a search
::: engine as the primary
::: means of locating information. We do not have a TOC - trying to find
::: anything amid 1800+ twisty books and pages is impossible.
::: We do provide some
::: "print" capability. Of course, you can print out any help
::: topic you want
::: from your browser, but we've also generated some PDFs of
::: basic pages that
::: most people, when learning our application, want to read.
::: So we made it easy
::: to print out several 50-page batches of related topics that
::: people can
::: easily read separate from the application. Oh, and we also
::: provide a CD with
::: just the Help system on it so that people can load it on
::: their laptops and
::: use it to read and learn offline from the application itself.
::: I really don't see that Frame and WWP is going to do
::: anything to make my
::: life easier, or generate anything that is as good for my
::: users. But I am
::: willing to listen.

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