Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions

Subject: Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:48:12 -0700

When you get out of the world of software and databases, a lot of technical writing is done by companies whose products are made by doing things like cutting metal and bolting things together. A great deal of their documentation is relatively short printed books of plain old inline text and figures, with not much tweaky stuff beyond numbering paragraphs and procedure steps, cross-referencing figures and tables and making a TOC and an index. Tools like Word or LibreOffice handle their needs just fine. As long as you don't let the engineers try to edit the files, that is.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 6/26/2015 12:34 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

It's hard for me to believe that if a company properly calculated the
total cost of authoring tools it would choose Word over a professional
tool such as Flare or FrameMaker.

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References:
Future Tech Writer with Software Questions: From: Craig Lashley
Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions: From: Laura Phillips
Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions: From: Chris Morton
Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions: From: Robert Lauriston
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