Re: (Specific) technical writing tools defined

Subject: Re: (Specific) technical writing tools defined
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 05:52:16 -0800

Thanks, all. I'm now much better informed as to these two XML editors.


On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:

> Epic Editor was the old name, going back several years now. It's very much
> alive as Arbortext Editor. IBM uses a customized in-house version to
> produce all of their tech pubs (except, I think, Redbooks, which are still
> done in FrameMaker). We use V5.4 at my company.
> It's a very good and powerful (and expensive) tool for editing XML and
> SGML files. The editing window is semi-WYSIWYG. The only thing I don't like
> is that it's poor for global find-and-replace. I use a text editor (jEdit
> or TextPad) for that.
> The vendor is PTC ( If you want
> to know more, ask away.
> Regards,
> Stuart
> Chris Morton said:
> > So is EPIC now antiquated?
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot-
> com> wrote:
> > Epic was the name of the XML editor in the Arbortext authoring
> > environment. Quite separate from Oxygen.

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