FWD: More on one manual, two products

Subject: FWD: More on one manual, two products
From: Anonymous User <anonfwd -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 09:56:55 -0700

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Carl L. Young wrote:

<Please tell us what software application you are using. FrameMaker can
easily handle this with conditional text. Interleaf has the same capability
with effectivity. Word has a hidden text feature based on character
formatting, but my understanding is that it is difficult to format within
Word's hidden text.>

We're using PageMaker 6.5. What do you mean by "conditional text"?

And C. Lynn Perry wrote:

<We have a similar situation. What I do is add a small bitmap image directly
in the document. We use FrameMaker (to PDF and HTML), but the same approach
would work for Word or any other word processing or desktop publishing
software.

The trick is to make the image noticeable without having it be distracting
or adding confusion to the page. The confusing layout resulting on some
pages required that I reorganize a bit, but overall this approach worked the
best.>

Thanks for the tip. Where do you position the bitmap image on the page?
What type of image do you use? I'm not great at design. It would be nice
to see a sample...


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