RE: Print vs Online versions of same manual

Subject: RE: Print vs Online versions of same manual
From: "technicoid" <technicoid -at- cableone -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 15:34:18 -0700

>I would like to tap into the collective brain and ask how others author
print and online
>versions of the same manual. We author in Frame and use Webeworks to
produce the online
>version. We obviously want to format the information differently for
the print version. We
>can only think of using conditional text on one document or producing
two Frame documents. I
>am itnerested in opinions/experiences.

We produce four separate deliverables using the same set of Frame files:
two user guides in PDF, and two WinHelp systems. We use conditions for
some information and separate files for other. Works like a charm. Much
of the conceptual info is stripped out of the online help, and both
documents are available on the user's hard drive.

technicoid -at- cableone -dot- net


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