Re: Documentation on Demand?

Subject: Re: Documentation on Demand?
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 17:02:50 +0200

On Thursday 06 October 2005 16:50, Lisa Bronson wrote:
> Sean and others,
> What tools do you use to do this?

Whew, it's more than tools. It's a strategy involving modular objects,
structured authoring, content reuse and separation of content from
presentation layer.

> I am currently working in Unstructured Frame. Was hoping to get a
> content management system, but it looks like it's going to be a
> considerable amount of time (2-3 years, if ever) before that happens.

CMS is a much later thought.

> I've tried conditional text, but it doesn't suit our product lines
> because of multiple overlapping conditions. I've been reading about
> XML and Structured Frame, trying to figure out a way to do what I want
> with the tools that I have (or can get for free). Getting plugins and
> the like for FrameMaker is not a problem. Using Open Source would
> possibly be an option, too.
> I've heard of Sourcerer and FrameSLT, and am going to look into them
> further.
> What other insights do people have into this?

Docbook, DITA and home grown XML with some hand rolled XSLT :-) laced with
shell scripts.

Sean Wheller
Technical Author
sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za
Registered Linux User #375355


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