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Your company already did the cost-benefit analysis to determine how
much money migrating to DITA is going to save over five years, right?
On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Janoff, Steven
<Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
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