[Lazarus] Building help files: the nitty-gritty
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Fri Jul 27 13:32:15 CEST 2012
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:16:04AM +0000, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > Well, the pdf manuals are on average 100-150 pages, but sometimes 300 pages,
> > 40-60% of which is custom per project. Then on top of that, blueprints and
> > BOMs of all mechanical parts.
> Do you ever have a situation where you need to index into a PDF, and if
> so how do you cope?
No. We don't do help. Stronger even, I haven't really in past jobs either,
since those were server apps.
So all my helpfile stuff is hobby, but that goes back a long time. I was
already dabbling with helpfile systems in my topspeed days (before FPC)
> I'm looking at something where it would be beneficial to have a
> collection of electronics info, and I'd want immediate access to a given
> section. Allowing for the dominance of PDF in that industry, the best I
> can think of so far is to burst each PDF into pages, and then convert
> each page back to PDF.
Since I don't HAVE TO deploy anything, I only work on long term
solutions. IMHO this is not one :-)
For the same reason, I don't like the constant Kylix help recommendations
either. Fine for isolated cases, but shouldn't be promoted as general thing
to do IMHO
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