Re: Word template

Subject: Re: Word template
From: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 18:02:42 -0400

> I would like to get your feedback on how to implement the Word template in
> an efficient manner and how to optimize it for the upcoming AuthorIT
> transition.

Here's the good news. Author-it doesn't care what the style
definitions are or what they're called, just that they've been used.
When it comes time to import the content, all styles used in the doc
will be listed, and then you map them to the AIT styles in the

Here's some more good news. AIT comes with a bunch of styles that are
already mapped to the output Word template. And while you might want
to create some new styles, you shouldn't need that many.

Here's even better good news. You can give Template Dude user rights
only to the library so that he can't create new styles. Note: Make
sure that permissions are set correctly so that he can't actually
create styles or modify the Word mapping properties.

Here's the bad news. While AIT includes a default Word template for
publishing, it will probably need to be customized. Personally, I'd
suggest not letting Template Dude anywhere near it.

Char James-Tanny ~ JTF Associates, Inc. ~
Please send follow-up questions to the list. (Inquiries sent off-list
may not be seen.)
Contact me directly (CharJT at helpstuff dot com) with business inquiries.
Microsoft Help MVP since 2002
Find a Help Authoring Tool at ~
Co-author of "Managing Virtual Teams" ~
AuthorIT Certified Consultant, Development, and Training
STC Secretary, 2006-2010
Web site Hosting and Design ~

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Word template: From: SB

Previous by Author: Re: Business case for dual monitors
Next by Author: Re: EASY way to add drop shadows to images?
Previous by Thread: Re: Word template
Next by Thread: Re: Word template

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads