Re: Print vs Online versions of same manual

Subject: Re: Print vs Online versions of same manual
From: "Greg Stenhouse" <greg -dot- stenhouse -at- tait -dot- co -dot- nz>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 10:01:11 +1200

Hi David

What you are proposing with Frame's conditional text and WWP is very common.
Search the archives for "single-source", which will bring up lots of
discussions for and against. In a nutshell (and this a very small and
overly-simplified nut):
* For: update the source only once, yet the press of a button means multiple
deliverables like magic! Less work for you in the long term, and management
will love you.
* Against: you can never really do 100% justice to all deliverables (there
is usually compromise to some extent).


"David Tinsley" <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com> wrote in message
news:233480 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Greetings,
> I would like to tap into the collective brain and ask how others author
> print and online versions of the same manual. We author in Frame and use
> Webeworks to produce the online version. We obviously want to format the
> information differently for the print version. We can only think of using
> conditional text on one document or producing two Frame documents. I am
> itnerested in opinions/experiences.
> Regards,
> David


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