RE: The case against M$ Word

Subject: RE: The case against M$ Word
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: <chrismorton11 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:42:39 -0700

I suggest you focus on why the tool you want to use is a better tool
than Word rather then on Word's shortcomings.

You simply have to demonstrate that the new tool will save time, and
therefore, company dollars. And/or that the tool is necessary to create
the quality of documentation required to match the quality of the
product you are documenting. This could be a matter of facilitating a
more sophisticated look or, again, saving you time, so that you can
spend more time documenting things more comprehensively and/or testing
what you've written for comprehensiveness. In short, management is
ultimately concerned only with ROI.


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Subject: Re: The case against M$ Word

Chris Morton wrote:
> I'm preparing an executive summary as to why M$ Word is not an
adequate tool
> for software manual production and why Adobe InDesign is a superior
> for the task at hand. (FrameMaker is more than this company needs.

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