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Re: Question: Generating one Word document in RoboHelpwithallconditional text
Subject:Re: Question: Generating one Word document in RoboHelpwithallconditional text From:"Holly Steele" <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> Date:Tue, 3 Jun 2008 08:49:28 -0500
I agree. New users can seriously muck up templates and styles. They say to
themselves....I think I'll just change what this style looks like etc.
Personally, I don't care that much how they alter the style or template as
long as they keep the hidden text hidden and the shown text shown. If after
I am gone they want to make the document look wonky, all the power to them.
I'll write instructions and if they don't follow them...nothing I can do.
Do you know how Doc-To-Help handles hidden styles, templates and linked
RD fields sound interesting although I am somewhat hesitant to use them as I
don't want to much things up more than they are. Also, since the document I
am dealing with is a master document and I have short timelines...I am going
to deal with what I have. I know some people have managed to use Master
Documents elegantly. But that would take some research.
2008/6/3 Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>:
> For RD fields, see <http://tinyurl.com/3o885k>. They're great for
> maintaining separate chapters, which is useful when you're dealing with
> conditional text.
> Inexperienced users (in my experience!) have a wonderful talent for
> mucking up styles and templates. But YMMV, and maybe the company will
> let you lead a brief training session.
> Doc-To-Help has been praised on TECHWR-L. But again, you're planning for
> "not as skilled users," and the folks who praised Doc-To-Help were
> experienced tech writers.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Holly Steele
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 9:16 AM
> > To: Dan Goldstein
> > Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Re: Question: Generating one Word document in
> > RoboHelpwithallconditional text
> > What are RD fields and how do they work?
> > I have a sense that if I can create my templates with
> > hidden styles, the inexperienced users will be fine.
> > All they need is instructions on how to link the
> > document with the appropriate template. If they are
> > truly inexperienced users, they won't mess with the
> > styles because inexperienced users don't use styles.
> > Although, just to make sure I would make a note in
> > my instructions to not mess with the hidden styles.
> > I haven't used Doc-To-Help. Is there a steep
> > learning curve?
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