At 10:41 AM 1/9/2004 +0100, Mirko Bulinsky wrote:
>my client would like to reuse content within
>its Enterprise Document Management System (EDM). 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 SDK's enabling the
>of Word as a document composer.
>Since document composing is a very common and basic task within EDM, most
>the vendors declare that they can do this, even with the usage of Word. A
>closer look reveals: none of them can do it!
>That surprises me. Word is probably the most widely used editing front end
>and the methods of reuse, described in Ann's book are crucial within
>authoring complex documents. Is there no marked for this? Are there no EDM
>products using Word as editing and composing tool this way?
Thanks 4 all contributions to this topic!
It became clear for me, that there is no “out of the box” solution for
handling fine-grained MS Word document fragments inside a CMS. But I think
with help of the new XML features (and maybe Smart Documents) coming with
Word 2003 it shouldn’t be a big deal to integrate Word into a native XML
(maybe publication oriented) CMS. The following should be done for this:
Enabling the user tagging his content for component definition (and
supplying metadata), adding a nice interface for component browsing &
inserting, defining the schema for such component- based documents and
developing a generic xslt- transformation file for composing the fragments.
please trim your posts.