TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
::: >> What would a 1-page MIF file demonstrate?
::: It would demonstrate how easy (or difficult) it is to write
::: within the
::: single-source discipline.
Are you kidding? A 1-page MIF won't show you anything. A 100 page MIF
will show you a bunch of stuff, but none if ot will really mean anything
in and of itself.
::: >> Why would you try to [thread together pedagogical
::: material, procedure,
::: >> and reference material into a single block]?
::: Pedagogical, procedural, and
::: >> reference material often go in separate documents, never
::: mind about
::: >> separate text blocks. I don't see a connection to single
::: sourcing here.
::: Because I'm trying to save effort; isn't that the idea?
If you have information that is entirely unrelated, that won't be used
together (or will in a very minimal capacity), how are you saving affort
by trying to single-source it? Your content would have minimal
"overlap", and therefore would cause the single-source effort to fail
(or at least be minimally effective).
B I L L S W A L L O W
Information Design & Development Professional
tel/fax: 518.371.1867 wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com
List Owner: HATT, WWP-Users, InFrame
WebWorks Wizard Editor of InFrame Magazine
Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.
Buy RoboHelp Deluxe starting at only $798: you'll get RoboDemo, the hot new
software demonstration tool that's taking the Help authoring world by storm,
together with RoboHelp Office. Learn more at http://www.ehelp.com/techwr-l
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.