RE: Wordless at O*NET

Subject: RE: Wordless at O*NET
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <dgoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:28:24 -0500


Dan Goldstein wrote:> The Department of Labor has a site called O*NET, which publishes
> information on job duties, skills, training, and so on for public
> employment service offices. Naturally, they have a page on technical
> writers, which includes a section on "Technology used in this
> occupation." They list some desktop publishing products -- hmmm, let's
> see, they've got FrameMaker, InDesign, Corel Ventura, Arbortext...
> What's missing from this picture? I mean, besides OpenOffice?
>
> I won't quibble over whether Word is for desktop publishing or "only"
> for word processing. The point is, they listed 20 different software
> products, and somehow they left out one of the most common software
> products used by technical writers.
>
> My guess: The DOL'er who wrote that page is forced to work in Word, and
> this is his/her revenge.

It's also possible that the DOL assumed that "everybody knows Word",
since MS Office is so ubiquitous. All of the tools they explicitly mentioned
are fairly specialized tools that are typically have only a tiny fraction of
the user base that Word does.

-Fred Ridder



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2009 is your all-in-one authoring and publishing
solution. Author in Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word or
HTML and publish to the Web, Help systems or printed manuals.
http://www.doctohelp.com

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

---
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 http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


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
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
Wordless at O*NET: From: Dan Goldstein

Previous by Author: RE: System for naming graphics files
Next by Author: RE: framemaker
Previous by Thread: Wordless at O*NET
Next by Thread: Re: Wordless at O*NET


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

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads