Re: Editors that support conditionals

Subject: Re: Editors that support conditionals
From: Andrew Harvie <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:59:59 -0400

How do you tell an export from Word (or save-as or ??) to include text
marked with character style A and exclude text marked with character style
B?

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
>
> You can do that in Word, using character styles in a single document to
> generate the nearly-identical versions at will.
>
> -- Dan Goldstein
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Harvie
> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:00 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Editors that support conditionals
>
> G'day all,
>
> We're all familiar with HAT programs that use conditionals to produce
> multiple targets from the same document. What I'm looking for today is a
> cheap-to-free text editor that can do something similar.
>
> The situation is that I've been asked to maintain a set of documents
> for the marketing department. Those documents are currently in Word format
> and are nearly identical. I rebel at the thought of trying to keep the
> matching bits up to date across documents. My first impulse was to
> transfer the whole thing to Flare and build multiple outputs, but that's
> not allowed since I have the only license here and someone else might need
> to edit.
> A web search turned up LyX. Close, but I don't think it will work for
> us. (After three hours of trying and searching, I couldn't figure out how
> to override or edit a .Layout file to change the title font between serif
> and sans, for goodness sakes!)
>
> Oh, and this editor I'm searching for must be able to export a
> nicely-formatted document back to MS Word, with minimal post-processing.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
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Editors that support conditionals: From: Andrew Harvie
RE: Editors that support conditionals: From: Dan Goldstein

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