Re: Modular products...

Subject: Re: Modular products...
From: Deb McNally <tig -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Sarah Blake <sarah -dot- blake -at- arieso -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:10:04 -0500

We use Flare to do exactly what you describe. We have both PDF and context-sensitive online help. It is critical to get the dev team informed and cooperating from the beginning so they can be sure to include the appropriate help links.

We output to one help system and create individual as well as a combined version of the manual in PDF.

~Deb

On Jan 11, 2013, at 8:25 AM, Sarah Blake <sarah -dot- blake -at- arieso -dot- com> wrote:

> ...this has got to be a solved problem by now, right?
>
> I've just moved to a new gig, and they have a product setup where the 'product' is the platform, plus a number of optional and mutually independent modules that are 'switched on' according to the license.
>
> I don't want to confuse the users with documentation for modules they don't have access to, and I don't want to have to manually generate tailored documentation for every sale. Has anyone successfully used other options?
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> (Yes, I know I asked this same question like six years ago. I didn't manage to figure out a good, scalable solution then either)
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