Step 3
Write once
and use many times

If you use the same information in many places, write once and link.

  • You can link on a small scale:

    A few documents linking to information chunks common to all.

  • You can link on a large scale:

    Throughout your company--linking documents to the same information chunks.

If you publish information that is similar but uses different formats, write once and use tools to change the format.

  • You can transform documents on a small scale:

    Use conditional text to publish online help, html pages, and PDF from the same set of files.

  • You can transform documents on a large scale:

    Set up automated systems to publish in many formats from a set of source files.






Fine distillation of information


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