Re: Laying out large user manuals

Subject: Re: Laying out large user manuals
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 14:05:15 -0500

Since you are basically building each topic as a separate file, then any type of book builder should do what you want.

For example, you could use FrameMaker to build a book with each file a chapter, if each is indeed a chapter, along with TOC, Index, and so on.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joe Weinmunson" <litlfrog -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: Laying out large user manuals

Oh, I don't use Notepad! . . . I use Notepad++. Yes, all hand-coded HTML.
:) The company doesn't own a HAT. I've got various ways I can get
everything into a PDF, that's easy enough. I was just wondering if anyone
had taken the time or found a tool that could take content designed as
separate help topics and move them into a print-friendly format that could
do things like keep headlines with text, place and wrap screenshots, etc.
It sounds like I might just stick with converting to a PDF. I'll start a
longer-term project to make something a little more attractive with desktop
publishing software, maybe a color introductory manual in InDesign or

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