RE: Tool for dynamic, customized documentation

Subject: RE: Tool for dynamic, customized documentation
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 11:08:35 -0400

Visio has the VB editor. You're going to have to create predefined processes
for each tool, then macro this out into some type of wizard that will call
the templates and populate variable inserts.

With what you have as far as tools, nothing will do this "out of the box",
unless Demoshield will do it...that's the only application I'm not up to
speed on.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that
never were; and I say "Why not?"
-----George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, 1921

> tool.) I'd like
> to present the user some sort of screen where they can check
> the boxes of
> each tool they've purchased. That would either "build" the
> documentation or
> at least point them to the document/page/screen/etc that has
> the correct
> order of steps. (I don't mind having to manually build each
> possibility and
> then have them just taken to the correct one.)
> I have Office 2000, Framemaker 7, Robohelp 2000 and DemoShield at my
> disposal. Anyone think of a good way to accomplish this in
> any one of these
> tools (or in another, economical and easy to learn tool)?


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