The Parts and the Whole: Publishing Technical Documentation

June 2014
Intercom;Jun2014, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p13
The article looks at alternative approaches to publishing technical documentation. It differentiates the structure of a book as opposed to its content and discusses the concept of component-based authoring based on topics assembled into books. It examines the impact of books as a unit of publishing of the editorial process, the steps involved when searching for information from books, and the limitations of the book-based paradigm. Also discussed are the consequences of topic-based publishing.


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