RE: Using Word as an Authoring System

Subject: RE: Using Word as an Authoring System
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Gene Kim-Eng' <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "'swiseman -at- contextengage -dot- com'" <swiseman -at- contextengage -dot- com>, 'Nathaniel Wilson' <nwilson120 -dot- nw -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:39:03 +0000

Everyone is expendable.

That said, I copy and paste from Word into our online knowledge base. We moved from PDF to online. Thatâs why the shift from Flare to Word.

I am the one who maintains the knowledge base.

From: Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:49 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; 'swiseman -at- contextengage -dot- com' <swiseman -at- contextengage -dot- com>; 'Nathaniel Wilson' <nwilson120 -dot- nw -at- gmail -dot- com>
Cc: 'TechWhirl' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Using Word as an Authoring System


Hate to sound like the voice of doom, but if your company's management has already spent the money in the past to implement Flare (or Frame or InDesign or any other more techwriter-targeted authoring tool) and wants to move away from it to Word, I see that as a red flag that they want their docs done in something "anyone can use" because they're thinking about moving away from having tech writers.

Gene Kim-Eng

On 11/29/2017 5:09 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

Some upper management sees no reason to use Flare. You know the argument, "Just use Word."



While I could gather my resources and arrange a meeting and maybe persuade The Powers That Be to keep Flare, this is not where I want to concentrate my energy.



This is not the hill I want to die on. There are other battles to be fought. Shrug.



Besides, I use Word only as a building block. Then I copy and paste into our online knowledge base.


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References:
Using Word as an Authoring System: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Using Word as an Authoring System: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Using Word as an Authoring System: From: Nathaniel Wilson
RE: Using Word as an Authoring System: From: Steve Wiseman \(ContextEngage\)
RE: Using Word as an Authoring System: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Using Word as an Authoring System: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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