Re: The Swiss Army Knife of Collaborative Writing

Subject: Re: The Swiss Army Knife of Collaborative Writing
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:33:28 -0700

Definitely take a look at Confluence. The Source Editor and Scroll PDF
Exporter plug-ins are essential. Depending on their output
requirements some of Scroll's other plug-ins might be needed. It's
very cheap if you have no more than ten people on the team.

The hosted OnDemand version is unusable due to the lack of support for
essential plug-ins.

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Yesterday the my client's (a startup) young product manager asked me which
> software I'd recommend to use for collaborative "living" documents that
> would serve multiple purposes. Inputs would come from her and a team of
> company SW engineers, with outputs ranging from internal spec sheets to
> client-facing who knows what (read: undefined marketing collateral).
> She was initially thinking M$ Word, but in the same breath hinted that
> she's aware of its limitations/nuances. (Personally, I don't think she has
> any idea what she really needs.) She asked me if the user manual template
> I've created in InDesign is exportable, but I can't imagine it lending
> itself to all of these other purposes.
> I was attempting to be helpful/polite and told her I'd do some research.
> I'm thinking Confluence might be a useful tool in this environment, but
> don't know enough about it to really make a claim.

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