RE: Reviewing FrameMaker documents?

Subject: RE: Reviewing FrameMaker documents?
From: "Cheryl Magadieu" <cmagadieu -at- avaki -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 13:11:07 -0400

We tried having reviewers put their comments in a Word version of the
documents, but given the size of our doc set, it was too inefficient.

Also, our templates don't convert to Word well; the numbering gets all
messed up. I haven't been able to get to the root of the problem yet, but I
suspect it's because we use one tag for the first step in a numbered list
and another tag for the rest of the steps. I did write a macro that fixed
some of the problems with converting from FrameMaker to Word, but I haven't
tackled the numbering problem. At this point, it's a trade-off between the
time available to fix our existing problems and the budget for new software
that addresses our problems.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 11:00 AM
> Subject: Reviewing FrameMaker documents?
> Most people either have Word or WordPerfect or can obtain a copy
> easily. That suggests a simple, systematic approach to getting your
> Frame documents reviewed:
> - In Frame, export the text to RTF or HTML or some other format the
> word processor can open.
> - Ask the reviewers to open the document in their word processor and
> use the word processor's commenting or revision tracking features to
> edit the document.
> - Copy the changes manually back into Frame. (N.B.: Don't _reimport_
> the reviewed file. Far too much work and risk of error.)
> It's cheap, it's relatively efficient, and it works--I've done it. In
> theory, you should also be able to do this for SGML documents, which
> are ASCII. Haven't tried this, but can't see any reason why
> it wouldn't
> work.


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