RE: How do you manage changes to names

Subject: RE: How do you manage changes to names
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Daniel Ng" <kjng -at- gprotechnologies -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 08:43:07 -0400

Ensure that the search-and-replace offers you a way to search and
replace all occurrences of "...a <prod-name-variable>" versus all
occurrences of " <prod-name-variable>". Because you know that
Murphy will ensure that if the old product name began with a consonant
sound, the new one will begin with a vowel sound (or vice versa).

Or acquire and learn GREP and AWK.
Or, ensure that you never use indefinite articles in front of product


> -----Original Message-----
>On Behalf Of John Posada
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 06:55
> To: Daniel Ng
> I author in FrameMaker and RoboHelp. In both products, we only place
> product
> names (as well as document names for instances where you refer to a
> document, such as User Guide, from another deocument) as variables. If
> anything changes, redefine the variable and done.
> Our department has a catalog of over 400 product and document name
> variables
> and we manage them using the BookVars and EZVars plugins.
> On 4/16/08, Daniel Ng <kjng -at- gprotechnologies -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > When product names change, it affects various things from marketing
> > collateral, user guides source, guide, help systems, file names,
> > routines, labels, procedures, screenshots.
> >
> > What do you do to make it go down a lot smoother?

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How do you manage changes to names: From: Daniel Ng
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