Re: least awful approach for keeping training slides up to date with core doc updates

Subject: Re: least awful approach for keeping training slides up to date with core doc updates
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:00:18 -0800

I can save a PowerPoint deck as PDF without any macros or extra
software, but that's not what I need to do.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM, Steve Hudson <sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A solution I developed for a client last year was:
>
> Format the training notes to have the slide on the top and the guff
> underneath so that the PPT can be used for both slide presentation and
> printed as a document.
> Use a file naming system to identify the order of the materials as well as
> its edition type.
> Run some VBA to pull together the appropriate slides, build a TOC based on
> the slide headings, strip out any marked pure speaker text, and then the
> user can print to PDF.
>
> Steve Hudson
> Word Heretic
>
>
>> Training slides are a subset of the core docs, reformatted to 16:9,
>> text expurgated or condensed to fit the space, styles changed to fit
>> the medium. (PowerPoint is the default but we could live with anything
>> that could be converted to PDF.)
>>
>> Usually the slides are created manually. Updates are tedious so things
>> tend to get out of sync.
>>
>> Anyone have a good set of tools and procedures for this? If not direct
>> single-sourcing to slides, at least some sort of workflow that would
>> automate a lot of the repetitive work.
>>
>
>
>
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References:
least awful approach for keeping training slides up to date with core doc updates: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: least awful approach for keeping training slides up to date with core doc updates: From: Tony Chung
RE: least awful approach for keeping training slides up to date with core doc updates: From: Steve Hudson

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