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Subject:Re: Printed & Online Manual, and Help From:"Robin M. Allen" <robin -dot- m -dot- allen -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET> Date:Tue, 25 Mar 1997 15:07:07 -0600
Mitch Berg wrote:
> > I am starting a new project in a week or so and part of the requirement
> > is to have an online manual, a printed manual, and online help from a
> > single source document. We are a service company and customers will use
> > our web site extensively to place orders, maintain accounts, etc.
> I personally recommend the following, if you can come up with the budget:
> 1) Write and maintain the material in FrameMaker. You can export
> Frame dox to HTML, RTF or Acrobat formats very easily.
> 2) Use the Frame source to produce Acrobat and HTML
> 3) Use the RTF exported from Frame to produce the WinHelp files.
> The neat thing is that Acrobat, RTF (I think) and HTML (using Frame 5's
> HTML) converter (or, better yet, WebWorks Publisher) will all preserve
> Frame Tables of Contents, Indices, Cross References and Frame Hypertext as
> links in the appropriate format.
> I've been doing more or less the exact same thing for some time, except
> I've not been converting from Frame => RTF => WinHelp. But I'm told it's
> Let me know if you have any questions.
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Thanks for the recommendation. My only problem is that I don't know
FrameMaker. I can probably substitute Doc-to-Help for FrameMaker and go