RE: Moving away from MS Word?

Subject: RE: Moving away from MS Word?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 08:54:54 -0400

Hi Sylvia,

Your original post stated that, "Documents are very large (over 600
pages), they are very complex and Word isn't behaving well despite the
fact that I have the best computer in the company."

The TECHWR-L and Word-PC archives have posts from tech writers who work
successfully with bigger and more complex documents than that, *without*
Master Documents or top-of-the-line PCs.

However, there are two caveats:
1. You have to know how to plan and maintain these documents.
2. You have to keep other people from messing them up.

Master Documents won't really help you with either #1 or #2.

If you leave Word for another app, you'll still have to worry about #1.
If you choose an app that your colleagues don't know how to use, then
you won't have to worry about #2. You will, however, create a new worry
for your company!

Thanks,

Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SB
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 6:30 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Moving away from MS Word?
>
> Thank you for all the feedback.
>
> I am also wondering about Master Documents in MS Word. I hear
> this tool is much better now.
>
> So how do I start investigating this?...
>

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