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You don't say the environment or the application you're using, but if it
is FrameMaker, you might want to consider the style templates that come
on diskette with SUN's "A Style Guide for the Computer Industry".
The style templates are very extensive, covering the whole range of
technical documentation, from cover, frontmatter, TO*s (TOC, TOF, TOT,)
and all other5 kinds of templates. You could then redefine them to your
Also, Adobe has style templates for FrameMaker on their web site for
downloading and incorporation into FrameMaker.
> Does anyone out there have any style guides or style guide templates
> that I could use to build my own upon, or a place to download/purchase
> some from? I'm taking charge of all the documentation at a new company,
> and currently there are no standards in place.
> I'd like to be able to define the look and feel of our documentation, as
> well as all the production issues and how they are to be handled. I can
> do it from scratch, but it'd be easier to build upon something that
> already exists.
> Carla Martinek
> Documentation Manager
> AutoMed Technologies, Inc.
> Somewhere in N. Illinois
> (no address or phone, as we are in transition)
John Posada, Technical Writer
Bellcore, where Customer Satisfaction is our number one priority mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com mailto:jposada -at- notes -dot- cc -dot- bellcore -dot- com
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