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Michelle Vina-Baltsas wrote:
> > 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?
I think what you are describing is essentially a very thorough index. That does have value, of course, but I also think that rather than verifying that every UI feature is mentioned in the documentation, a much better use of QA's time for all concerned would be to validate that the statements in the documentation, and especially the procedures, are correct.
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