Re: Highlighting new material in Webhelp - temporarily

Subject: Re: Highlighting new material in Webhelp - temporarily
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:12:57 -0600

Very low tech solutions:


- Put "New" or "Updated" at the end of the new or updated topic title,
then use search and replace to edit it out when needed.
- In RoboHelp, turn on the New topic setting, which changes the icon.

I am not sure about MadCap Flare, because I didn't do new topics in a
released help file, but I know someone I can ask :-)

I'll post back if I get an answer...

PT

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> Rick Stone [mailto:rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com] suggested:
> >
> > Hi there
> >
> > I was thinking if it is text on a page, you might declare a new style
> > for each release and apply it to the text.
> >
> > When the new version arrives, just configure the new style with no
> > shading so the highlights disappear. Then declare yet another
> > new style
> > and apply the shading to it.
> >
> > Style names might reflect the release.
> > R1
> > R2
> > R3 and so on.
> >
> > I suppose this may result in an eventual buildup of styles in
> > the style
> > sheet. Depends on how often you update.
> >
> > Just pondering out loud... Rick :)
>
>
> After years of dealing with Word's "infinite style generator", I'm leery
> (bordering on revulsion) of proliferation of styles in any application.
>
> But since Flare doesn't seem to randomly and spontaneously generate
> styles, and a style can be turned off and on at just one location in
> Flare, your suggestion does have a certain economical attraction.
>
> Between that and a "What's New/Changed" Book in the ToC, I guess I've
> got the problem covered.
>
>
> Whoops! Late-breaking news, Paul suggested some possibly clean-cut ways
> to prevent style proliferation via global editing of span class tags and
> CSS changes.
> Thanks,
>
> - Kevin
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References:
Highlighting new material in Webhelp - temporarily: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Highlighting new material in Webhelp - temporarily: From: Ed
Re: Highlighting new material in Webhelp - temporarily: From: Rick Stone
RE: Highlighting new material in Webhelp - temporarily: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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