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: "Steve Hudson" <sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Lauriston'" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:50:49 +1100

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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