Re: Manual updates

Subject: Re: Manual updates
From: Caryn Rizell <caryn -at- HPPTC95 -dot- ROSE -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 1994 14:01:00 PDT


Before I can answer, I need the following info:

How is the manual bound? Three ring, hard bound, etc?
How often are updates issued? As needed, quarterly, etc?

This makes a difference in what I would recommend.


Caryn Rizell
caryn -at- hpptc95 -dot- rose -dot- hp -dot- com

> My wife has asked for advice on handling manual updates.

> She is working on a project that involves updating an 800-page manual
> over a period of several years. Usually changes are slight, often
> affecting only one or two pages in a 30-80 page unit. The audience is
> both current users and new users in a training course.

> It seems wasteful to reissue whole units, both in terms of paper and time
> spent updating figure numbers and references, the index, etc.

> Do you have any suggestions on how to handle this situation?

> Please respond directly to me (rpeters -at- brahms -dot- udel -dot- edu); I will summarize
> comments for the list.

> Thanks for your help.

> Ray Peters (rpeters -at- brahms -dot- udel -dot- edu)
> English
> University of Delaware

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