Re: SDL Author Assistant

Subject: Re: SDL Author Assistant
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:57:29 -0400

Last time I worked in FrameMaker I downloaded their free plug-in and
used it quite extensively. I really liked it, but then again, four or
five years ago I was on a pilot project for acrolinx acrocheck (now
renamed to acrolinx IQ I think?), so I've had previous experience with
an automated style checker.

I think your experience will all depend on how thick your skin is
(wow, it finds a lot of errors!) and whether or not you have a solid
sense of which style rules you will follow and which you are more than
willing to break for clarity's sake. In other words, I would NOT
accept all recommendations from the tool (and would dig in my heels
with any manager that insisted on some sort of "passing grade" for my
docs).



On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Katarina Bovin <office -at- abc-tech -dot- se> wrote:
> Has any of you tried SDL Author Assistant, and if so what is your
> experience?

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References:
SDL Author Assistant: From: Katarina Bovin

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