RE: Resources for learning Structured Writing?

Subject: RE: Resources for learning Structured Writing?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:15:14 +0000

You know, the more I dig into this stuff, the more I have to agree with you.

This is a complicated pathway. It will be interesting to see where it all goes.

Thanks for the info.

Steve

On Monday, October 27, 2014 12:28 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

Everybody I've talked with that's using DITA in the kind of environments where it really pays off (multiple products with overlapping features, docs translated into multiple languages) did a significant amount of custom development. Often they have developers on the docs team who do nothing else.

Oxygen XML works like a HAT, but as soon as you dig into the inner workings to customize things much of what's there is straight open-source code. Tweaking output means editing code, not just fiddling with settings in a GUI the way you can in Flare, WebWorks, et al.

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> "...but the reality seems to be more like you're committing to an open-ended custom software development project."
>
> Could you elaborate on that last part a little bit? I'm not sure I understand.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve


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Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?: From: Stuart Burnfield
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