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John Taylor (jtaylor -at- frame -dot- com) wrote:
So what X does is provide the
: developer/customizer with an end-user doc kit, containing
: materials/templates/instructions for producing end-user docs.
: Does this sort of thing ever happen? Anyone know of anything like this?
My company provides enhancements/extenders for networked information
databases and communications. Right now, we are doing one for an microsoft
extender. We got permission to use a couple of their chapters from an
appropriate user manual, in our documentation. But we didnt really
customize their doc much, just built our doc around theirs, sorta.
Dan 'Fergus' Roberts
droberts -at- panix -dot- com