RE: Two Professional Questions

Subject: RE: Two Professional Questions
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:41:38 -0400

I'm thinking about all those tech writers who use Word to create
well-laid-out application documentation, and who aren't "faced with a
battle every step of the way."

What are they missing? Where have they gone wrong, without anyone
noticing?


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Morton
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 2:22 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Two Professional Questions

As for Frame, it may be overkill, depending on both the project
requirements and the entity that is contracting you. For many smaller
projects, I believe InDesign is the tool of choice.

I would never consider Word for any application documentation, period.
It simply does not measure up as a layout application that also offers
things like TOC generation and the like. (Yes, Word can do be made to do
many of these things in a pinch, but you'll be faced with a battle every
step of the way.)





This message contains confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee(s). If you are not the addressee, or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, you are hereby notified that reading, disseminating, distributing, copying, electronic storing or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message by mistake, please notify us, by replying to the sender, and delete the original message immediately thereafter. Thank you.

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

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.
http://www.doctohelp.com

LavaCon 2010 in San Diego Sept 29 - Oct 2 is now open for registration.
Use referral code TECHWR-L for $50 off conference tuition!
See program at: http://lavacon.org/


---
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


Follow-Ups:

References:
Two Professional Questions: From: Roberta Hennessey
Re: Two Professional Questions: From: Chris Morton

Previous by Author: RE: Suggestions: Internal and External Certifications for TechWriters in product based company!!
Next by Author: RE: Two Professional Questions
Previous by Thread: Re: Two Professional Questions
Next by Thread: Re: Two Professional Questions


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

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads