Subject: Interleaf
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 1996 11:26:15 -0700

Hi Tori;

> What i want to know is this ...Is there anyone out there
> on the list who has converted from Word to Interleaf ... just how
> painful an experience was it ... any advice?

Yes. I spent about 1 year converting a document set from WinWord 2 to
Interleaf. This was a very painful experience (!) alleviated only by
the fact that Interleaf is a great (!) product.

Interleaf came out with some better RTF --> Interleaf filters about 6
months after I completed the project (naturally). Check out the
FastTAG product by Interleaf's Avalanche labs. There may be some
other filters as well.

My advice is to definitely buy FastTAG or the equivalent filters. They
are expensive, but your company will save a lot of your salary because:

o The conversion will take much less time

o They won't have to pay for the psychologist to keep you sane. ;)

Buy the best RTF--> Filter Interleaf (or a 3rd party Interleaf dealer) sells.
For more information, check out:

David (Just call me Cassandra) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer

The usual disclaimers apply - QUALCOMM isn't that crazy.

Blodo Poa Maximus

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