RE: Structuring a project

Subject: RE: Structuring a project
From: "Claudine CHAUSSON" <claudine -dot- chausson -at- jwaretechnologies -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:32:14 +0100

Robert,

Not that I can think of.

Claudine



>Do you have a contractual obligation to provide the source to any of
>your clients?

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Claudine Chausson
<claudine -dot- chausson -at- jwaretechnologies -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi everyone
>
> I have an issue with the structure of my project. I use DITA, Oxygen to
edit
> it, and ClearCase for version control. I output to pdf.
>
> I?m writing the same manual for 2 different clients. Many topics are
common,
> some are specific and some are of a mixed type. I could use metadata to
tag
> the information and then use DITAVAL to include or exclude topics; it
works
> well. But how can I do if I need to create a manual for a new client and
> then another new one, and so on?
> I figured I could use different folders and follow a structure similar to
> this:
>
> ManualName
> ? ?Client1
> ????? Client1 Images
> ????? (list of files specific to Client1 + Client1 project + Client1
> ditamap)
> ?? Client2
> ????? Client2 Images
> ????? (list of files specific to Client2 + Client2 project + Client2
> ditamap)
> ?? Images
> ?? (list of common files)
>
> Is it feasible (and viable) to work like this? What about mixed type
topics?
> How can I manage those? With DITAVAL?
>
> Any insight will be appreciated.
>
>
> Claudine CHAUSSON
> Technical writer
> JWARE Technologies
>
> Mail/to: claudine -dot- chausson -at- jwaretechnologies -dot- com
> http://: www.jwaretechnologies.com
>
> ? Please consider the environment before printing this email.
>
>

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