RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation forWebSite &PDF?

Subject: RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation forWebSite &PDF?
From: "Mike McCallister" <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:12:18 -0500

Didn't mean to unnerve you, Dan. It's just an old habit of mine
indicating that software is never perfect. Carter did explain the
function beautifully, though.

Mike


Mike McCallister
Document Architect
PKWARE, Inc.

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Subject: RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation
forWebSite &PDF?

Thanks for that reassurance! I was a little unnerved by Mike's "nearly
always solved" comment... Anyway, I would always go with your
style-based solution, rather than the right-clicked restart.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carter Campbell
> Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:36 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Sourcedocumentation
> forWebSite&PDF?
>
> It always works. This isn't a work-around or a "fix", it's the way the

> program is designed to work (or that's the way it looks). When you are

> working with interrupted numbered lists, they leave the flow up to the

> writer. I get around it by defining different styles for the different

> types of list elements. One style would have a number, the following
> style would not, then I tag the paragraphs appropriately and all
> works.
>
> There are some features that I would like to see in OOo (such as
> changing to sentence case, etc.) that I miss from Frame, but they are
> minor.
>
> > So there isn't a dependable workaround. There's an easy fix that can

> > be re-applied as necessary, but it doesn't always work.
> >

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site & PDF?: From: Jen H
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site & PDF?: From: Technical Writing Plus
Re: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site & PDF?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for Web Site& PDF?: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for WebSite& PDF?: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation for WebSite&PDF?: From: Mike McCallister
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation forWebSite&PDF?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation forWebSite&PDF?: From: Carter Campbell
RE: Suggestions for free/cheap/Open Source documentation forWebSite & PDF?: From: Dan Goldstein

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