Mirko Bulinsky wrote:
> Does anybody has a comment on this:?
> Ann Rocklayís "Managing Enterprise Content", chapter "Fundamental concepts
> of reuse" explains exactly how my client would like to reuse content within
> its Enterprise Document Management System (EDM).
haven't read it, but...
> For opportunistic reusing
> he wants to work with Word 2003 since this is the enterprise standard.
> I was exploring the marked for products, plugins or SDKís enabling the usage
> of Word as a document composer.
> Since document composing is a very common and basic task within EDM, most of
> the vendors declare that they can do this, even with the usage of Word. A
> closer look reveals: none of them can do it!
look closer. Any content that conforms to a valid XML Schema can be
edited in MS Word 2003 (enterprise edition). Personally, I think there
are better UIs... Since you did not mention XML Schema I think you need
to do a little more homework.
Alternatively, authors could write in Word (any version). And the vendor
can use MSWord to convert it to XML and transform it to a more usable
structure; which has been more common for us. I don't know of any of our
clients who have upgraded to MSWord 2003.
> That surprises me. Word is probably the most widely used editing front end
> and the methods of reuse, described in Annís book are crucial within
> authoring complex documents. Is there no marked for this?
If you mean 'market' -- not yet, as far as I have seen.
> Are there no EDM
> products using Word as editing and composing tool this way?
> Thanks for all inputs!
please trim your posts.