RE: Managing 13 customizations to the same user guide

Subject: RE: Managing 13 customizations to the same user guide
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:18:39 -0800

I use conditional tags in Help & Manual. RoboHelp and Flare have similar
functionality. Since help authoring tools (HATs) enable me to create
on-line help and printed docs (PDFs), the business case for using a HAT
is relatively strong. On top of this, I found the learning curve for
Help & Manual and RoboHelp to be relatively shallow. I also really value
how easy it is to hyperlink and reuse info.

Leonard Porrello
SoleraTec LLC.

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Subject: Managing 13 customizations to the same user guide

I am using Word to manage multiple versions of the
same user guide for several customers. I know that
RoboHelp can handle customized builds.

However, I am considering Structured Framemaker as a

What do you use to efficiently manage multiple
customizations to the same content?


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.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
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Re: Writers job description/definition: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Managing 13 customizations to the same user guide: From: Tara Charter

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