Re: online help via FrameMaker

Subject: Re: online help via FrameMaker
From: Peter Gold <pgold -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 16:52:16 -0800

Think of it as database publishing. You can store snippets in a database
and write code that retrieves them "wrapped" in Frame's Maker Interchange
Format (MIF) code statements that create a publishable FrameMaker document
without hand work. Refer to Help>Online Manuals>MIF Reference>Database

There are also third-party tools for this, I believe. Check

Peter Gold
pgold -at- netcom -dot- com

On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, Hillary Jones wrote:

> My boss has come up with a way for us to do our online help through
> FrameMaker. He wants us to do little "snippets" of graphics and
> text--each within its own Frame file, and then import them by reference
> into a module (which would be in another Frame file. Then export that
> module as HTML or RTF and use a "browser" that a guy here is developing
> in-house to compile and display the help. He (boss) thinks we can use
> the FrameMaker Book feature to keep track of all these files.
> My guess is that there will be literally thousands of "snippets," and
> maybe hundreds of modules.

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