Single Sourcing in Framemaker

Subject: Single Sourcing in Framemaker
From: "Ronquillo, Michael" <mronquillo -at- equitrac -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:39:10 -0400

The previous Tech Writers at my company single sourced a book for three
brands. I'm finding it a huge chore with conditional text, mainly with
respects to spacing and hard returns. As the books get larger it's even
more of a chore because I have to find every single instance. I wish it
was just show/hide conditional text, and bam your book does not have to
be inspected.

Having said that, has anyone ever successfully single sourced books in
Framemaker? Is it even worth your time, or should I just create separate
books for each brand to save the headaches and time?


Michael Ronquillo

Technical Writer - Equitrac

1-800-472-9532 x2334

mronquillo -at- equitrac -dot- com


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