Re: Question about IETM for military use

Subject: Re: Question about IETM for military use
From: "David Castro" <thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "angelia_s_98 -at- yahoo -dot- com" <angelia_s_98 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 16:08:37 -0400

I have spent the past couple of weeks making updates to an IETM using
Arbortext Editor. However, any XML editor should work for you,
including Structured FrameMaker.

As far as needing a program to read an IETM, our sailors use Internet
Explorer 6, which is capable of displaying the XML files, complete
with table of contents on the left side of the browser window. I'm not
sure if that will work in your situation, but it bears researching
what tools your users will use to consume your deliverables.

If you have any more questions, please let me know.

-David Castro
thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com

On 4/17/07, angelia_s_98 -at- yahoo -dot- com <angelia_s_98 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm a relatively new member of the list, so I apologize if this has been covered recently.
> I need information about platforms for creating Interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs) that will meet military standards. I've inherited one that was started in MS Word, and it's gotten too large to stay in Word (over 800 pages in Volume I alone).
> Does anyone currently work with IETMs? What program/system do you use--an authoring program, FrameMaker, or what? What are the pitfalls/advantages of that program? Is it capable of importing the present Word document as a starting point? Does it produce a standalone product that doesn't require the user to own the program that produced it?

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual:

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Question about IETM for military use: From: angelia_s_98

Previous by Author: Re: Silver and Gold Printer Inks
Next by Author: Re: Customizable Help
Previous by Thread: Question about IETM for military use
Next by Thread: Generating a list of paragraph tags with properties?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads