RE: Translation costs?

Subject: RE: Translation costs?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:27:08 -0700

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> Yow.
>
> If you've seen the average help page for MadCap Flare, that's about
> as wordy as I am in the product WebHelp that I create _using_ Flare.
> (Hint, they almost never finish a thought above-the-fold, and you'll
> often have to scroll three times or more...)
>
> Even my short pages are peppered with drop-down and expanding text,
> as well as links and references.
>
> Yow! So, about a million bucks to translate my Help, huh?
>
> Yow!!!

There are dollars-and-cents reasons for creating minimalist documentation (www.google.com/search?q=minimalist+documentation). Even though it's more difficult and time-consuming to write. :-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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