Re: single sourcing problem

Subject: Re: single sourcing problem
From: P Dodd <dodd -at- teleport -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 11:19:02 -0800 (GMT-08:00)

I don't need Quark myself, but the folks who prepare the printed product (who are in another city) for printing (at a commercial printer) use Quark to create their documents with lots of complicated layout, color, and pictures. I use the text for upload to an application that inserts the text into our online product. Images, layouts, and etc. for the online product comes from yet another group of people (who are fortunately at my location). (Maybe I should add that this confusion is partly the result of the fact that the folks who do the printed product are employees of a company that was recently acquired by my employer.)

As another person said, what we need to do first is determine who "owns" the text content. I'm going to make the case that my department owns the text content, but at the same time, I have to make a proposal for how to maintain, store, and distribute the text content to the various people/departments/locations who use it. And that's where your input is very welcome.


>Message: 6
>Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 08:09:02 -0500
>From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>
>Subject: RE: single sourcing problem
>To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> <1D6EDDB3E43F3B40BC089CCFEE99DB7D04667FA5 -at- exnanycmbx1 -dot- corp -dot- root -dot- ipc -dot- com>
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>Why do you need Quark?
>Author everything in FrameMaker and output via WebWorks Publisher or
>Mif2Go. The only gotcha could be color, do you print color output? If
>so, you'll want to consider using EPS and will need something to post
>process the PDF, unless your print vendor supports RGB (should be able


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