Re: Single Sourcing using Word, RoboHelp, and PPT

Subject: Re: Single Sourcing using Word, RoboHelp, and PPT
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 16:05:19 -0500


> It'll work if everyone involved is very disciplined, but highly manual
> processes like this are often prone to error. Also, your approach is
> technically called "repurposing" and not "single-sourcing", since you
> are copy/pasting content into a separately-maintained document.
> There's nothing wrong with that, but I thought I'd call attention to
> the difference.

I was asked by a couple of people off-list what the difference between
single-sourcing and repurposing was, so to avoid more one-off
responses, here's the articly I wrote for the STC's Single-Sourcing
SIG a while back. It still holds true today.

http://www.stcsig.org/ss/articles062002/6_02_when_to_ss.htm

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References:
Single Sourcing using Word, RoboHelp, and PPT: From: Ashaki K. Hamlett

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