Has anyone used Framemaker for the purpose of generating a complete reference set i.e., extensive use of volumes? I would like to see if someone can provide me with some direction on setting up a file structure and/or any gotchas awaiting me for setting up this documentation.
I am faced with a project in which I think Framemaker was designed. To this point I have used framemake for the purpose of developing one book but never multiple books i.e., using the volume feature for each of the books. This project is going to require that I produce a series of books ie., maintenance procedures, safety procedures, code compliance issues etc., for multiple plants/locations. I would guess I am going to need to develop about 10 volumes and to further complicate things these volumes would need to be developed for multiple locations. My initial thought was to develop these documents and make extensive use of variables (for the purpose of inserting the various plant names where required) and conditional text to put information that is specific to the particular plants. As I mentioned I would be interested in any information on doing a large project like this. I have not been able to find much online for this type of project. Any help is greatly appreciated