Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 51, Issue 6

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 51, Issue 6
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:55:33 +0200


Some WIKIs do not implement the entire HTML tag set, for one thing.

That said, why in the world would you use Word for the basic doc in
this case, then converting it to HTML? Admittedly, I haven't created
Word docs and output them as HTML in some time--perhaps their
conversion has improved substantially in the interim, for it could
hardly have been worse.

There are *many* HTML creation tools that would be a superior method
if the wiki in question supports HTML import. For example, the free
app Kompozer is a WYSIWYG HTML creation and editing tool that would
work quite well for this, and provide cleaner HTML to boot.


> On Jan 6, 2010 3:27 PM, "Spectrum Writing" <info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
> wrote:
> I have a potential client who (that for reasons aren't pertinent here) is
> insistent that the User Manual be in a Wiki.  I am working through a
> professional and carefully worded response to this demand, including pros
> and cons based on what their requirements are, what they want to do with the
> manual, the skills level of their SMEs,  etc. That said, I want to
> thoroughly investigate the following option as I formulate my response -
> Have you ever developed content in Word (based on a Word template), saved
> the Word document as an HTML file, and then uploaded the file into a Wiki?
> Or have you done something similar outside of a Wiki using a different
> approach with other tools? Basically, a way to develop outside of a Wiki and
> then convert the content to HTML files and then upload the content to the
> Wiki. There are a lot of reasons that I am asking this question and please,
> I am NOT looking to be told to develop only in the Wiki and ask me why I
> want to do something else. Like I said, there are a lot of mitigating
> factors that necessitate looking into an approach that will not require
> direct development in the Wiki.
> TIA,
> Tammy Van Boening

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