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Subject:Re: Single Sourcing From:Mary Deaton <m_deaton -at- KWARE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 9 Jun 1999 08:20:43 -0700
Joanne Hackos is giving a session on single-sourcing using a database at the
Help Technology Conference in August. She has given this presentation in
several places to rave reviews. People interested in single-sourcing
solutions might want to check it out at http://www.winwriters.com/htc99.com.
From: Xiang Li [mailto:xli -at- FEDERALAPD -dot- COM]
Hi, Fellow Technical Writers:
I have brought this topic to this list twice before. I would like to
continue to talk about it because I recently have gone through the process
of single sourcing. I produced a software manual from the online help for
the same software using Robohelp. This process is not quick and Robohelp
did not generate some of the graphics from the source file. I also had to
set up the manual in the way a manual should look like. However, the final
result pleases me and people in the company because it looks much better
than the one produced by FrameMaker. I found this method is durable because
I do not have to use two different software progams to work on help and
manual. The problems I ran across are indexing, graphics will not convert,
formatting, and numbering. I fixed the previous three, however, numbering
is a consistent problem, I have to be very careful when I print. I also
sent email for the solution to this problem, nobody could fix it.