Re: Miracle Help

Subject: Re: Miracle Help
From: Faith Weber <weber -at- EASI -dot- ENET -dot- DEC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 1994 10:15:34 PST

Hi Maria,

Sounds *very* interesting. It's hard to say whether I'd buy
or what I'd pay without knowing more. However, the things I
find especially intriguing are:

>It would allow you to maintain a single source for
>written and on-line doc.

Could the single source be in a DTP product such as
Ventura or Frame? If you could make *that* work, I'd be looking
for a PO to fill out in no time. I like Word (we're starting
to do Windows Help), but Ventura's just a lot faster to work
with for big, heavily-illustrated documents, which makes it
impossible right now to have a single source.

>It would not require the insertion of millions of
>hypertext links

But presumably you can put these links in (or they get there
somehow, e.g. built-in "documentation fairies"), right?

>It would produce files that work with any on-line help viewer
>on any platform.

This would be great, especially if it's out before NT really
gets going. Here's a question: does "any platform" include

If you have time, it'd be interesting to see a summary of
people's responses to this (if they don't all respond to the

Faith Weber
EA Systems Inc.
weber -at- easi -dot- enet -dot- dec -dot- com

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