Rekeying text

Subject: Rekeying text
From: Kat Nagel/MasterWork <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 10:22:38 -0400

Chet replied to Bob,
>>
>>You asked
>>> Why would you ever need to rekey information going from one
>>> system to another? Sounds like unnecessary work to me.
>>
>>Lots of reasons. Engineers in department A
>>are using EMAC. Engineers in
>>department B are using Word. Some of the
>>programmers prefer WordPerfect and the
>>tech doc folks use FrameMaker.
>> (other examples deleted)
>>


I still don't see the need for rekeying everything. ReFORMATTING, yes ---
and that -can- be a pain. But, surely, all these systems/applications
can export a simple text file, can't they? And they can all (even from
Macs) print those text files to a DOS-formatted disk. And they can all
import those text files from DOS format disks into their applications. So
why would you need to -rekey- all the text?



@Kat_____ Kat Nagel
MasterWork Consulting Services Rochester, NY
LIFE1 (techwriting/docdesign) katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net
LIFE2 (vocal chamber music) PlaynSong -at- aol -dot- com


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