Re: MS Publisher for Technical Documents

Subject: Re: MS Publisher for Technical Documents
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:57:31 -0400

Right. It sounds like a blunder that should be avoided. Publisher might be the right tool for making a few marketing fliers. That they already use it for that purpose is not sufficient reason to use it everywhere. There is an anecdote that covers the situation:

- Mr. Jones, how did you accomplish your success in business?
---- Good decisions.
- Well, how does one learn to make good decisions?
---- Experience.
- Yes, but where does one get the experience?
---- Bad decisions.

Your employer has the opportunity to make a good decision.

PS: Do not allow the existence of Adobe PageMaker's ".pub" files delude anyone into assuming compatibility with Publisher's .pub files. They are in no way similar.

On Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:12:11 -0400, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

I have never heard of anyone using Publisher for technical documentation.
It's long been considered a non-contender, even in the simple desktop
publishing arena. Truth be told, most view it as a tool used by soccer moms and church secretaries. (Nothing against those folks.)


On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:47 AM, wondersofone <wondersofone -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

Anyone have experience with using MS Publisher for technical documents,
namely using the current 2013 version? We will have a lot of cross
references between hundreds of individual documents. Single sourcing might not be important at this time, but may be in the near future.
Learn more about Adobe Technical Communication Suite (2015 Release) |


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