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Re: MS Word as XML editor?
- From: Marcus Carr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Oleg A. Paraschenko" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 11:04:12 +1000
"Oleg A. Paraschenko" wrote:
> would you please provide any information on using MS Word as XML editor
> (ideally like FrameMaker+SGML)? Any links, ideas, addon software?
As enticing as it sounds, it doesn't really work. If you rely on the
consistent application of styles, you will be let down by people. If you rely
on macros and/or interface prompting, you'll build something that's difficult
to maintain and modify, assuming you can make it rigid enough that nobody can
screw it up anyway. Structured authoring in Word is a bit of a holy grail,
and the very short life of Microsoft's own 'SGML Author' in the early to mid
nineties indicates that it might truly be mythical.
Marcus Carr email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."