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: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 16:32:51 -0400

I'm very interested in this info as well. I really would love to doc this
job I have, a small Windows-based survey software, with _one_ file for both
the print material (user manual: install, run, distribute, analyze) and
online help. I have a commitment to using Doc-to-Help.

It would be wonderful to see a sample page from the
example mentioned earlier.

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

On Mon, 13 Feb 1995, Helene Hall wrote:

> >But I've spent the last year developing a user's guide and reference
> >that I single-source for hardcopy, online, and online help. I
> >customise the information for each medium using conditional processing.

> I'd be very interested to know how you've gone about single-sourcing your
> manual. I'm faced with the same task. I've started to think about using
> conditional text (with FrameMaker) to extract material for an online help
> system.

> Do you distribute the manuals on CD-ROM? If so, what viewer/reader did you
> select, and why?

> Any information you could share would be a great help!

> Helene Hall
> Power Technologies, Inc.
> Schenectady, NY
> he -dot- hall -at- pti-us -dot- com


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