Re: Cheicken and eggs scenario for structred writing

Subject: Re: Cheicken and eggs scenario for structred writing
From: Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:29:41 +0200

You're welcome, Stuart

About task topics being more restrictive:
DITA 1.2 also has a "general task topic", which is less restrictive than
the "task topic":
http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/os/spec/archSpec/dita_generic_task_topic.html#dita_generic_task_topic

About importing tables:
Yes, oXygen XML Author and FrameMaker 11 can paste tables copied from Word
directly into a DITA topic, no intermediate step with Excel required. This
video shows how a table is copied and pasted from Excel, but you get the
same result if you copy/paste a table from Word:

http://oxygenxml.com/demo/Smart_Paste_Copy_Paste_from_Web_Office_Documents_to_DITA_DocBook_TEI_XHTML_Documents.html

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/new-in-framemaker11-xml-authoring-features/framemaker-11-smart-paste-unstruct-content-into-xml/

If Arbortext cannot do SmartPaste, you can always submit a feature request
at PTC. Or, you can buy a license of oXygen XML Author if you really need
to copy/paste tables a lot. oXygen XML Author is priced at $349, which is a
lot less than an Arbortext license and which also saves you the time and
money you spend now with custom scripts and the intermediate steps with
Excel:

http://www.oxygenxml.com/buy_new_licenses_author_professional.html

Cheers




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Yves Barbion
www.scripto.nu


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Re: Cheicken and eggs scenario for structred writing: From: Stuart Burnfield

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