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Joan Baucells

Application Documentation

Post by Joan Baucells » Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:20 am

Hi,

We have some industrial installations using QNX 4.25 and Photon 1.13.
The final customer is asking us to include all the project related
documentation in our applications. The documentation include User
Manuals and Maintenance Manuals written in Microsoft Word, mechanical
documents created on AutoCAD, electrical schemes created with e-Plan,
and some diagrams written using Microsoft Visio.

The customer demand can be easily achieved using PDF format and a PDF
viewer in Microsoft Windows platforms, but we are using QNX4/Photon. We
will appreciate any idea to solve the customer needs without to use
another machine.

Thanks in advance.

Mario Charest

Re: Application Documentation

Post by Mario Charest » Fri Nov 28, 2003 9:32 am

"Joan Baucells" <"Joan Baucells"@NoSpam.es> wrote in message
news:3FC6F75A.FBBF7074@NoSpam.es...
Hi,

We have some industrial installations using QNX 4.25 and Photon 1.13.
The final customer is asking us to include all the project related
documentation in our applications. The documentation include User
Manuals and Maintenance Manuals written in Microsoft Word, mechanical
documents created on AutoCAD, electrical schemes created with e-Plan,
and some diagrams written using Microsoft Visio.

The customer demand can be easily achieved using PDF format and a PDF
viewer in Microsoft Windows platforms, but we are using QNX4/Photon. We
will appreciate any idea to solve the customer needs without to use
another machine.
Ghostscript has some level of support for PDF, but I wouldn't use it for
anything proffessional. I would use another machine if PDF if required.

If you could output the documentation in HTML that could be a viable option,
either with Voyager (Photon brower) or even Helpviewer if you can use subset
of HTML standard (don't remember what subset it is though)

Thanks in advance.

Steve Reid

Re: Application Documentation

Post by Steve Reid » Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:31 pm

Mario Charest <postmaster@127.0.0.1> wrote:
If you could output the documentation in HTML that could be a viable option,
either with Voyager (Photon brower) or even Helpviewer if you can use subset
of HTML standard (don't remember what subset it is though)
According to the docs, helpviewer supports HTML 1.0 with a few extensions.
I know that it doesn't support the <sub> and <sup> tags, but otherwise,
it works well -- as long as you don't get too fancy.

Take a look at the docs for helpviewer in the Photon Installation &
Configuration guide, and the Context-Sensitive Help chapter of the Photon
Programmer's Guide.

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Steve Reid stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems
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David Gibbs

Re: Application Documentation

Post by David Gibbs » Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:34 pm

Joan Baucells <"Joan Baucells"@nospam.es> wrote:
Hi,

We have some industrial installations using QNX 4.25 and Photon 1.13.
The final customer is asking us to include all the project related
documentation in our applications. The documentation include User
Manuals and Maintenance Manuals written in Microsoft Word, mechanical
documents created on AutoCAD, electrical schemes created with e-Plan,
and some diagrams written using Microsoft Visio.

The customer demand can be easily achieved using PDF format and a PDF
viewer in Microsoft Windows platforms, but we are using QNX4/Photon. We
will appreciate any idea to solve the customer needs without to use
another machine.
We don't have a good PDF viewer. If you can export the information as
HTML, that might be your best bet.

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