RE: Are you on the cutting edge?

Subject: RE: Are you on the cutting edge?
From: Matthew Horn <mhorn -at- macromedia -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 10:49:38 -0400

I don't know if we are the cutting edge, but some projects that we are working on/have implemented include:

- LiveDocs/user-updatable documentation system. ( To generate it, we use Frame source files output to HTML files with Webworks, then transform that into JSP pages hooked up to a database and user login module.

- Flash-based help system. We are currently looking at transforming RoboHelp source files into a Flash-based help system. Should work since RoboHelp outputs nicely-formed XML files. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to spend much time looking at this lately as we have some deadlines.

Of course, our primary focus is top-notch content.

Matthew J. Horn
Sr. Technical Writer
< m a c r o m e d i a >

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Brown [mailto:stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 10:43 AM
Subject: Are you on the cutting edge?

Hello all,

My department is about to submit our online help and a
user guide for a local STC competition. Additionally,
our editor recently attended a seminar where various
companies and consultants introduced their new
products, technologies, and workflows.

This got me wondering what other doc departments are
doing. You know, we talk a lot on this listserv about
words, grammar, and punctuation, but I'd like to hear
about the big, cutting edge technologies and processes
that your departments are using. Is single sourcing,
expert systems, and XML just the stuff of myth and
conjecture? Are most of us simply churning out simple
online help and printed manuals?

Steven Brown
Senior Technical Writer

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