Re: OLE Survey

Subject: Re: OLE Survey
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:46:00 -0800

Avoid developer jargon and acronyms and explain linking and embedding
in end-user terms, the way Microsoft does:

Naive users often make mistakes such as:

- sharing a file with someone who doesn't have the application for the
embedded or linked object
- sharing a file but not the linked file
- sharing a file with a link to a file on a network drive that the
recipient does not have access to
- opening a file containing a link or embedded object with an
incompatible version of the application

I'm pretty sure these issues are why it has never caught on big.

On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 5:06 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Thanks, Stuart.... please expound. Might there be some sites where I, a
> high-level observer, might gain some rudiments for an exec-level article
> I'm writing?
> Those with whom I'd been working on the Xerox State Healthcare project knew
> nothing about any form of DDE, OLE, or imbedding (sic). I'm not sure that
> they knew what encapsulation refers to, either. Only one on the team had
> any real technical writing background, and I think hers was confined to the
> mechanics of doc management. No one was "technical," IMOâespecially the
> wholly inexperienced publications manager (who could barely handle the
> basics of MS Office).
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