STC 2012 Product Showcase

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Matt Sullivan discusses a conversion project which includes reformatting of legacy content, bulk conversion to Adobe FrameMaker 10 from MS Publisher, linking into RoboHelp 9, placing of 3d and other multimedia, and deployment via wireless network. This deployment allows techs to access info via mobile while performing work on very large machinery.

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  • STC 2012 Product Showcase

    1. 1. Documentation for large scale machinery* *migrating to single source** **innovative multichannel delivery Matt Sullivan eLearning and Tech Comm @mattrsullivan matt@mattrsullivan.com http://slideshare.net/mattrsullivan
    2. 2. Curt G. Joa makes big stuff• Since 1932• Big Machines 25’ wide 150’ long 20’ high• Machinery in over 55 countries throughout the world.• Design and manufacture of products using – plastics, paper, films, foil, tape, elastics• Industry term for product is non-woven’s
    3. 3. What’s a non-woven?
    4. 4. Overview of project• Update FrameMaker styles and style usage for PDF output• Convert MS Publisher to FrameMaker• Publish machine-specific content as WebHelp to machines• Allow mobile access via wireless on machines
    5. 5. Udate existing FrameMakerRethink content re-use strategy • Cross references • Variables • Document-level re-use Remove “spaghetti” of stylenames & in-line formatting
    6. 6. Initial documentation in MS Pub• sample of previous work
    7. 7. Automated content conversion• Leveraged style usage in MS Pub to script conversion into current FM template – Scripting also removed “old” style names from docs
    8. 8. Placed 3d• Replaced 2d iso drawings with interactive 3d models via Acrobat.• Print is static, but PDF and help contain working 3d
    9. 9. Mapped into RoboHelp• WebHelp is primary deliverable• Changes published directly to machines worldwide
    10. 10. Available wirelessly• allows mobile access via local wireless access point while techs service equipment
    11. 11. Thanks for being here!Questions?Contact infoMatt Sullivan714 960-6840matt@mattrsullivan.comTwitter: @mattrsullivanSlideshare:http://slideshare.net/mattrsullivan

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