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structured content reuse

Sent by Erik M. Hartman - Hartman Communicatie BV on 12 January 2004 23:11

Mirko (and others),

I now of at least one (Dutch) content management system that uses MS
Word as (the only) editor. Check 

With Word 2003 supporting XML others will follow, no doubt about it.

Met vriendelijke groet,

drs. Erik M. Hartman

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-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Namens Mirko Bulinsky
Verzonden: maandag 12 januari 2004 11:45
Onderwerp: Re: [cms-list] structured content reuse

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
>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,
>the vendors declare that they can do this, even with the usage of Word.
>closer look reveals: none of them can do it!
>That surprises me. Word is probably the most widely used editing front
>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
>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
with help of the new XML features (and maybe Smart Documents) coming
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


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