Word, Flawed as It Is, Embraces XML

December 2, 2010

I have fiddled with a number of editors that look like Microsoft Word or slap code on, over, and in Word to make it work like an XML editor. Sigh. Now, Word with its wacky automatic features has another function tossed in its 1990 retrorod truck bed.

IXIASOFT Integrates Quark XML Author with its DITA CMS Solution” announces that Quark has partnered with IXIASOFT to integrate Quark XML Author for Microsoft Word into their content management solution.  This will make it easy for anyone using Microsoft Word to edit or create content in XML.  In short, “The combined solution improves cross-departmental collaboration on the production of technical documentation by making it possible for non-technical subject matter experts to create structured content without using complicated DITA or XML editors.”  This solution will make life easier for the teems of people already using MS Word.  Microsoft may score a bit hit with this one.  There you go. Love that autonumbering too.

Alice Wasielewski, December 2, 2010

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