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Subject:Re: Large Documents in Word From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:14:52 -0800
Outside of the software business that's often the case.
If budget isn't a big issue, you might look into WebWorks ePublisher
Pro. It can use Word source and I believe you could use it to generate
large documents from say topic- or chapter-length Word files.
On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 8:07 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Actually, my developers design components for circuit boards. Their tools
> cost a LOT.
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
>> There are excellent free tools available for developers, which I think
>> is part of the reason for management not wanting to spend money on
>> documentation tools.
>> Speaking of free tools, is LibreOffice Writer any more reliable than
>> Word for long documents?
>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:51 PM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
>> > You can use Notepad to program in C++ too. But most programmers insist
>> > upon using tools that were designed to make the effort much easier and were
>> > tailored to the requirements of the job.
>> > Would that tech writers were given the same professional consideration.
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