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Tutorial: Enterprise content management using Word Processors


I will be giving a tutorial at the Open Publish conference in Sydney, July 27, 2005.

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Enterprise content management using Word Processors

Presenter: Peter Sefton

This tutorial presents techniques for working with XML using word processing applications, particularly Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.org Writer, but with some reference to Adobe FrameMaker and other applications.

Following a general survey of formats and techniques the tutorial looks in detail at a common use-case where organizations want single-source documents to generate both print and web output. We show how to avoid the use of custom schemas and expensive customization, but still reap the benefits of XML: having your content in non-proprietary formats, being able to create, re-format, re-purpose and re-use content cheaply, into the future.

You will learn:

Prerequisite: Some familiarity with word processing software is essential.

The tutorial will cover some technical topics to help implementers get started and to give managers an appreciation of the issues involved.