Validating manuals

Subject: Validating manuals
From: Michelle Vina-Baltsas <Michelle_Vina-Baltsas -at- datascope -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 08:57:15 -0400

Hello all,

My company QA department wants to begin validating our operating
instructions against the software user interface (UI) documents . I use
FrameMaker 7.0 (unstructured) to create the manual and am using
conditional text to manually trace the UI tags to the specific
sentences/passages in the FrameMaker file. This is very time consuming and
tedious. Does anyone have to do this type of tracing to a UI or to another
document type? If so, how are you doing it?

Thank you,
Michelle Vina-Baltsas
Technical Writer
Datascope Corporation, Patient Monitoring
michelle_vina-baltsas -at- datascope -dot- com

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