Re: What would you do?

Subject: Re: What would you do?
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Kevin McGowan" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:25:02 +0530

On 3/22/07, Kevin McGowan <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I started this tech writing job last week. The company has several
> documents, all giant Word files. They want to move into an XML environment,

> So, here I am...with a bunch of crappy and poorly-maintained Word files, and
> I need to create a state-of-the-art XML system. They keep talking about
> DITA...but I'm not convinced that the DITA format is the perfect way to go.
> Frankly, I'm not sure about much at the moment.
> Please share any advice/experience...

Not really advice or experience, but I came across this site: in DocBook-related meanderings a while ago.
Never tried their product, so can't put in a plug for it.. and it may
be a bit pricey for one-time use, at $220 a license... but it may be
worth investigating if you're looking for a Word-to-XML converter.


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