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Structured writing offers standardization of formatting, document structure, and document type.
In editing, it speeds formatting and maintains your styles, preventing free-form formatting.
All of these create more than enough cost savings in efficiencies to encourage using structured writing.
At least they do in my mind.
> On Oct 27, 2014, at 11:43, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Janoff, Steven
> <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
>> Couple of questions, if you don't mind.
>> What made you decide the migration would not be cost-effective?
> We couldn't identify any benefits. The docs were distributed only in
> English and there was very little need / opportunity for topic reuse.
>> How many such investigations have you been involved in?
> I've considered it at two other companies but the situations were similar.
> I love the idea of using standard source that's compatible with
> multiple off-the-shelf tools but the reality seems to be more like
> you're committing to an open-ended custom software development
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