Re: FrameMaker & ISO 9000 compliance

Subject: Re: FrameMaker & ISO 9000 compliance
From: John Posada <john -at- TDANDW -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:25:42 -0500


Our style guide is a couple of web pages and downloadable templates.
Because we're using Frame, we don't NEED large manuals or hundreds of
lines of VB code to keep track of the styles. :-)

Maybe if you were using Frame, you could do it that way too. ;-)

Sorry...couldn't resist. DOD ISO complaint?

Bruce Ashley wrote:
> I hate to say it John, but all the Dept of Defence docs are done in Word
> templates and their internal style guides run to several large manuals in
> their own right.
> I also currently work with one of the most sophisticated Word template where
> most of the macros have been done in VB and have several hundred lines of
> code.
> I do agree, however, that I'd rather be doing it in Frame :)
> Regards,
> Bruce Ashley
> >Lawrence...
> >
> >The company (Telcordia, used to be Bellcore) I contract at is big-time 9000
> >compliant (as well as most of the way toward CMM5) and the majority of the
> >documentation we produce is done in Frame. A major contribution toward
> this
> >status is how well Frame uses templates. Since a big factor in 9000
> compliance
> >is being able to reproduce procedures, Frame's use of templates is a plus.
> I
> >cannot even imaging doing the stuff we do in Word.
> >
> >John Posada
> >
> >
> >Laurence Burrows wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Has anyone on the list introduced (or participated in introducing)
> >> FrameMaker into an ISO9000 compliant organization?
> >>
> >> I ask because I have lead in an organization that is currently using
> >> WinWord for all their internal (and some external) documentation. They
> >> have a lot invested in Word, especially since they only recently
> completed
> >> their compliance documentation. <s>
> >>
> >> I know, but can't find the contact names, of organizations such as Tennix
> >> (?) and Telstra, and I'm sure there are several others, both in Australia
> >> and elsewhere.

John Posada, Technical Writer
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