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Subject:Re: How many PCs does From:Karen Mayer <KMayer -at- TOUCHTECHNOLOGY -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 1 Apr 1997 14:01:28 -0700
I think it depends on the platform you're using. If you're writing on a
SparcStation and documenting a Windoze application, obviously you'll
need two machines. At one time I was documenting an OS/2 application
using Windoze to write, and it was tough using just one PC. I had a
dual-boot arrangement, but every time I needed to check something, I had
to reboot my PC, then reboot again to write it down.
If both the dtp and the app being documented are running on the same
hardware and OS, you can get by with one PC, though you will need extra
memory to be sure both programs can run simultaneously.
Personally, I'd prefer working on one PC to write and explore the
software I document because my desk is small and won't easily
accommodate two PCs. One solution would be to have a PC set up elsewhere
that you could use to explore the software being documented, and return
to your office to write. (That would be an argument in favor of two
> How many PCs does it take to document an application?
> I think it takes two: one to run the application; one to document the
> This may be an issue at my new site. I hope not. I am interested in
> knowing you'alls opinion on this issue. How many PCs do you think it
> takes? How many do you have now?
> Lisa Miller
> Curious in St. Louis
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