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Subject:Re: College question From:Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 6 May 1997 16:32:47 -0500
DAMON PATRICK CARROLL wrote:
> My name is Damon Carroll. I'm in the Tech Writing department at San
> Francisco State University --- under the tutelage of Dr. Rehling.
> My questions refer to the trend in the use of Microsoft Word in the
> business world, for tech writers of course.
> 1) Do you use Word
Yes, as part of my tool set (NOT my entire tool set, as MS wants you
> 2) Why
Seriously, it's a decent *word processor*. Within its limits, it does
> 3) What are some examples of why you use word
1) It's a good *Word processor* - for producing memos and/or rough
drafts of chapters.
2) It has good search and replace capabilities.
3) The outline feature is great for roughing out outlines for larger
publications. I frequently outline and sketch in rough details for a
large piece in Word, then import the whole thing to FrameMaker for