Re: What would you do? Part 2.

Subject: Re: What would you do? Part 2.
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 16:51:54 -0400

Sounds on target, but I think it's wrong. I think that the more work you do in MS Word the more entrenched you'll be and you'll *never* get out of it. I'd make the change to a proven technology (like Framemaker, not something that's supposed to be XML) as soon as possible and in one concerted effort.

We got (and took) similar advice about building a house on land we'd just bought. "Don't put in a single-wide mobile home and expect to build later. You'll never get out of the mobile home."
--Peter Neilson

> My approach would be to evaluate and restructure
> the information first. That way, you could even
> be delivering better documentation to your users
> in your current tool while you are researching
> your new approach/tool. Then when you do have the
> new tool in place and are trained on it, moving
> the compact, correctly structured information will
> be a much less painful process.
> -- Janice


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