TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
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 "...an <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
> 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
> 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?
The information contained in this electronic mail transmission
may be privileged and confidential, and therefore, protected
from disclosure. If you have received this communication in
error, please notify us immediately by replying to this
message and deleting it from your computer without copying
or disclosing 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. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList
True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-