RE: Laying out large user manuals

Subject: RE: Laying out large user manuals
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Joe Weinmunson <litlfrog -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:38:46 -0800

Joe Weinmunson wrote:

> I wrote and maintain a compiled HTML help file (.chm) for our company's
> software. It's got around 200 topics all told. Every once in a while we
> have a user who would really like a printed manual, and the boss is fine
> with sending them one. I'd like to do something more attractive than just
> printing out the help file for them. Each topic is a separate HTML file.

What's your HAT (help authoring tool)? Assuming you're not coding HTML in Notepad or some such <shudder />, you ought to be looking at what options are available in your HAT for creating a PDF, etc.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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