Converting your shop to DITA - pain and pleasure

Subject: Converting your shop to DITA - pain and pleasure
From: "Guy McDonald" <GMcDonald -at- lgc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:54:55 -0500

Reposted because I wouldn't be interested in a subject line of "Eclipse
Help" either. Perhaps this will get a better response.


If you use DITA, I'd like to hear from you too. Specifically,

1. What benefits (to doc process and your clients) motivated you to
endure the pain of legacy conversion?

2. What tool set did you choose?

3. Did you have to overcome any resistance by others? If so, what
arguments did you make to convince them to make the change?

4. Does bulk conversion really work yet (e.g. batch conversion of RH
output to Mediawiki), or is it wise to contract the work out?



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