Re: Indexing tool?

Subject: Re: Indexing tool?
From: Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:41:45 -0700

Hi Chris,

Seems to me this is one of those "one-off" cases where you should go with the tool you feel most confident using, even if you have to convince your manager to buy a copy. If you know how to do what you need to do with Frame, I'd find some way to get your manager to buy a copy (the yearly subscription is probably less than a couple of days of your time, and you'll save that or more using a tool that you know).

Good luck.
Richard Hamilton
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On Jun 6, 2014, at 7:09 AM, Chris Morton wrote:

> P.S. I do not want to take all of my Word chucks and create a massive DOCX
> from them, as I haven't the patience to deal with Word crashing every time
> I blink. But if I have to........
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 7:07 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> I've spent the past several weeks recreating a several-hundred page user
>> manual from another company's PDF version. Note that there is no Framemaker
>> presence here.
>>
>> Because of the many changes I had to make, my methodology was to chunk the
>> OEM manual into small bits and rework it in Word. I thought I would then
>> create several smaller PDFs from my Word docs, then combine the PDFS using
>> Acrobat Pro. So far, so good.
>>
>> In the middle of the night it occurred to me... how am I going to index
>> the final user manual? I haven't a clue. I'd like to avoid Frame if I can
>> (due to internal issues), but will make a pitch for it if there isn't a
>> better way.
>>
>> Ideas?
>>
>>
>>
>
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