Re: On-line help and manuals

Subject: Re: On-line help and manuals
From: Suzanne Townsend <ac158 -at- CFN -dot- CS -dot- DAL -dot- CA>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 07:07:34 -0400

I'm interested in the responses to this one. I'm beginning a new manual
and on-line help, using Doc-To-Help, and ASSUMED that the on-line help
would be taken from the manual -- i.e., a one-write system. It means
writing the manual slightly differently, and of course leaving out
portions of the printed manual, but isn't the point of this software to save

Suzanne Townsend <ac158 -at- cfn -dot- cs -dot- dal -dot- ca>

On Thu, 9 Feb 1995, Dan Glovier wrote:

> Techwhirlers,

> We are developing our first Windows<insert trademark symbol> product,
> and I am fortunate enough to be developing the on-line help. I am using
> Doc-To-Help
> as our help tool.

> In a perfect world, the on-line help document and the manual document would be
> separate beasts. However, due to time, staff size (2), and all of the other
> regular inhibitors, we are trying to determine whether or not these documents
> can be (or should be) one in the same. Whatcha think?

> FYI, Doc-To-Help has a neat little feature that allows you to designate
> of the document as Manual or Help only. This sounds like it could resolve some
> issues.

> Thanks in advance,
> --
> Dan Glovier
> dan -at- tsh -dot- com

> "Wanna go back to fifth grade, but I'd be 23."
> - "What It Is" Too Much Joy

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