RE: What Program Do You Use for Software Documentation?

Subject: RE: What Program Do You Use for Software Documentation?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:31:38 -0400

I'm the only writer at a small company, and we use Word.

<Fe> Microsoft Word is not flawless </Fe>, but it's what all my SMEs use
(inside and outside the company), and my first goal is to make life easy
for the SMEs.

On my side of the wall, I keep strict control of Word fields, styles,
and templates. Final versions are published in PDF; some colleagues have
access to write-protected Word versions as well.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Weir
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:23 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: What Program Do You Use for Software Documentation?
> I just started working as a Technical Writer a couple months
> ago and have been using Microsoft Word thus far to write
> user-documentation for a couple of in-house software
> programs. I have also recently been interested in learning
> more about using XML for this purpose, but am not sure it
> would be a benefit to me in my small IT department.
> So, I ask as a novice, what software do you all use for your
> technical writing and why?

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