Re: Modular Help in Proprietary Software

Subject: Re: Modular Help in Proprietary Software
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Brasel, Russell" <russell -dot- brasel -at- hccredit -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 07:45:27 -0800 (PST)

There are two issues here.

1.) Partitioning the system into right-size chucks that are loosely coupled and highly cohesive (singluar in purpose). This is modularzing and it is primarily an analysis activity that is tool independent.

2.) Taking the results of 1.) and implementing a help system using the tool(s) at hand.

Which are you referring to?

Richard Lewis

"Brasel, Russell" <russell -dot- brasel -at- hccredit -dot- com> wrote:
. Has anyone here had any
experience in building a modular help system? I'm fairly new to
Doc-to-Help and HATs in general. I think modular help is the best way
to keep the documents small and readily editable in case we change
procedure, the GUI, etc., and also, it will target the information more
accurately: for instance, collections doesn't need the same information
as credit approval, etc.

Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.


Russell G. Brasel

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