Re: Doc Standards- Online

Subject: Re: Doc Standards- Online
From: John Lord <jlord -at- LIVINGSTON -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 16:30:31 -0700

Hi Robyn:

In addition to considering putting your style guide in HTML format on your
web site, you should also consider using PDF format, which has many
advantages over HTML. In particular, PDF can display the document exactly
as it appears in print, while HTML in its current version still has major
formatting limitations. A style guide frequently provides formatting
descriptions and examples, and the ability of PDF to reproduce them might
be a useful advantage for you. The PDF viewer is available free of charge
from Adobe, and can work as a browser helper so that it is opened
automatically when a PDF file is referenced from your browser. You would
need to purchase Adobe Acrobat, which BTW is included with the latest
FrameMaker 5.5.

Good Luck

At 01:03 PM 10/6/97 -0700, Robyn Hume wrote:
>My department (Technical Communications) wants to put our style guide on
>the company intranet. It is a pilot project that will be used as a
>template for future online projects. We plan to get all our doc set on
>line one day...
>I would like to know if anyone can suggest the best software to
>translate our Word 6 style guide to the intranet (Front Page? Internet
>Assistant? ) and maybe offer a few procedural tips to making this a
>pleasant experience.
>Robyn Hume
>mailto:robynh -at- xantrex -dot- com

John Lord Manager of Technical Publications
mailto:jlord -at- livingston -dot- com Livingston Enterprises, Inc. Pleasanton, California.

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