Re: The Swiss Army Knife of Collaborative Writing

Subject: Re: The Swiss Army Knife of Collaborative Writing
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:50:49 -0700


Strongly second Robert's suggestion of confluence or some other wiki. "Collaborative living documents" is exactly what wikis are designed for. Confluence is especially nice because you can export from it easily into PDF or word when it's time to ship.

Laura


On Sep 17, 2013, at 7:14 AM, Chris Morton 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.
>
> Your input?
>
> Thanks!
>
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