Re: Single sourcing and Office 365

Subject: Re: Single sourcing and Office 365
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:54:45 -0400

Probably not much help, but, "We have this great big hammer. It was very expensive, and we want to get our money out of its use. Why do you say you need screwdrivers and wrenches?"

On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:33:48 -0400, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

HTML saved from Word is very dirty and causes all kinds of problems.

Microsoft has never had an authoring tool for HTML Help (CHM). You
could use DocToHelp, WebWorks ePublsiher Pro, or WordToHelp to
generate CHM from Word.

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:12 AM, Gina Jones <gina -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

I usually lurk this list, but I think you guys are the best ones to ask my question.

My department has been reviewing a few tools to assist us with single
sourcing our content, reviews, and cross-publishing. Currently, we're
leaning towards ClickHelp. It has the features we need and is a good
lower-cost alternative to other software out there.

My present company wants to know why the technical writers find a way to
use Office 365 for this function. They just did a large purchase. I'm
running out time on my demo, so I would be starting from scratch evaluating another tool.

Have any of you used Office 365 for single sourcing, reviews with routing
(to multiple reviewers), and cross-publishing (pdf, HTML, rtf/doc, chm)?
What are your experiences with it?
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