Re: Using Word as an Authoring System

Subject: Re: Using Word as an Authoring System
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:58:37 -0800

Consistency is essential. The DTP tools that are the most popular with tech writers tend to impose consistency through their structure. Word doesn't do that, so you have to do it yourself. Not just yourself, but across your entire organization. And make sure that nobody outside the documentation group ever gets to edit or even open any of your Word files.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 11/28/2017 12:05 PM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

At my company, we are drifting away from our old authoring system and moving toward using Microsoft Word.

Do you knowledgeable folks have any advice, suggestions, tips, or tricks for me about using Word for product documentation?


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