AbaDoc

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PROJECT NAME

AbaDoc

AbaDoc Toolbar!

DATE & STATUS

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since February 1995, ongoing (?)

This project was developed while was I working at ABACUS Research AG [EXTERNAL] and has Copyright. These pages are for information purpose only.

DESCRIPTION

abadoc.gif (318 Byte)

The goal was to develop an in-house multi-target publishing system for the end-user manuals of this company. From a common source document, the printed manuals, each about thousand pages long, and two different context sensitive on-line help systems (ASCII-DOS and Windows-HLP) should be generated automatically. Transition (data import) from the existing manuals (Ventura) had to be guaranteed.

TECHNOLOGIES

extensive WordBasic programming (over 10'000 lines of code!)
integration with existing WinHelp solution (Doc-To-Help, WexTech [EXTERNAL])
conversion tool in C

LOOKING BACK

The goals of the project have been met and the system is still in use. It is currently evaluated for possible future support of HTML and/or PDF as additional target platforms. Check out the Discussion about alternatives.

I learnt a lot about how a software company runs by just keeping my eyes open at ABACUS. I would like to thank ABACUS for allowing me this expierence!

MORE INFORMATION

What is AbaDoc?
What is Doc-To-Help?
Discussion about alternatives
Download the Manual (in German) as HLP, generated with AbaDoc itself (188 KB)
Printed Manual, a sample page (as GIF image)
 

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