Re: How to say "DRAFT" in WebHelp

Subject: Re: How to say "DRAFT" in WebHelp
From: "Chuck Martin" <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:49:56 -0800

"Mailing List" <mlist -at- ca -dot- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote in message
news:232770 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> I know what I used to do for documents that had to go out the door before
> the official "GA" release of a product (a big DRAFT "watermark" on every
> page).
> Now, 80% of my documentation has become WebHelp. Several hundred pages of
> it, per product.
> What do most of y'all do to show "Not ready for prime time" status, while
> incurring the absolute minimum of work for applying and later removing the
> disclaimer?
> I'm using RoboHelp X4.1 on Windows 2000.
> I *could* use condition tags... is it really necessary to have "DRAFT" on
> every little page? It's ultimately HTML, so anybody could strip that out
> they wanted to.
You could create a graphic and place it as a background graphic on each page
in the CSS file. Once you're ready for prime time, remove it in the one

As for me, I've not created HTML-based help systems in any place where
marking preliminary HTML versions was necessary. The documentation's
completeness, consistency, and correctness was the hallmark for its release

Chuck Martin
User Assistance & Experience Engineer
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net

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