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WindowsDevCenter: Technical Writing Using OpenOffice.org Writer

Aug 27, 2004, 10:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jean Hollis Weber)

"Technical writers produce a wide range of documents, such as data sheets, specifications, user guides, online help, marketing materials, proposals, tenders, reports, and more. Although the final layout of many of these documents is often done using FrameMaker, PageMaker, or QuarkXPress, far more documents are produced using Microsoft Word.

"If you're in the business of writing technical documents and you've been using Word in particular, you could benefit by switching to OpenOffice.org Writer. OpenOffice.org Writer is a strong competitor to Word for both drafts and final layout (desktop publishing) of many technical documents because it combines some of the best features of Word and FrameMaker. Indeed, Writer does several things better or easier than each of them, as I'll discuss in this article..."

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