RE: A market survey (sort of)

Subject: RE: A market survey (sort of)
From: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
To: 'Keith Hood' <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:36:04 +0300

Have you ever used a content management system?  How did it perform?
***Considering one now.

Have you used any commercially available plugins for conditional text in MS Word?  How well did they work for you? 
***Yes. Really minor glitches.

If you have used these systems, what where their benefits and flaws?
***The conditional text saved a lot of time (writing and reviewing) and is really a good tool. A previous content management system we tried (and I assume this is a general problem with all) wasn't that useful once the shared portions have different variants.

About CMS software - in what situations do you think they are or are not useful?
***They are useful if you really have a lot of identical portions that go into many manuals

If you do not use a CMS or conditional text plugin, would you like to?  What would you need to know about it to decide you?
***We are considering a CMS right now. To decide it's for us, we will test it on real material for a couple of month.

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