Multiple authors, multiple platforms

Subject: Multiple authors, multiple platforms
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:20:05 -0400

Hi all,

I'm looking for a tool that will allow multiple authors - some on Macs,
some on PCs - to collaborate on a document.


Cost - can't spend a lot of $$ to get occasional users their own copy,
and we are scattered all over.
Fonts - need something that is identical on all systems.
Graphics - need to be able to edit graphics files, preferably inline.
Security - don't really want to have it hosted on an outside server
unless top quality security is available.
Features - needs to support hyperlinks, footnotes, headers, footers, etc.
Output - paper (PDF) and online (HTML)

Any ideas? Would Google Docs be suitable?

Thanks in advance!

John Garison

john -at- garisons -dot- com

802-875-5310 (o)
978-866-5225 (m)


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