Re: Exchange article feature

Subject: Re: Exchange article feature
From: "Wilcox, John (WWC, Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 11:13:00 -0800

From: Jennifer Gantner

My company has just made the decision to convert all of our hardcopy
manuals into PDF format on cd-rom. We have one manual that is 6 volumes,
each volume containing approx 350 pages. The manual was created in
FrameMaker 5.1, but we can convert to 5.5. We want to condense these
into one large searchable PDF file, using the article feature in
We would like to make the PDF searchable by articles, using chapter
headings to define each article.

Can anyone share their experience with this feature and with similar
projects? Should we do any special formatting in Frame first, before
converting? Is the file size too large? Ultimately we want things to be
easy as possible for our customers, and we have a great opportunity to
start from the ground up with this project, so we want to do it right.

I'm not an expert on the subject, but consider making smaller PDF files
and using Acrobat Catalog to create an index for them.


John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services, Application Delivery Group
Weyerhaeuser, WWC 2E2, Box 2999
Tacoma, WA 98477-2999 USA
253-924-7972 mailto:wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
(I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.), or

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