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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Microsoft Word Love Story

December 22, 2008


  • By Sheri McLeish
  • with Kyle McNabb,
  • Keith K. Tsang,

Why Read This Report

Writing still comprises the bulk of business communications. With this year's silver anniversary of Microsoft Word, most companies' relationship with the tool is like a comfortable marriage of best friends. Losing this companion wouldn't feel right. So why would an information and knowledge management (I&KM) professional want to look at any other authoring tool besides Word? Today's authoring tools have expanded their repertoire to integrate with downstream delivery in innovative ways that can play a key role in collaboration, reuse, and relevance of content. Understanding how your information workers use authoring tools and where the Microsoft platform fits into your architecture strategy provides direction as to whether you require Word for business.

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Table of Contents

  • Microsoft Word Gives People What They Want
  • Businesses Tie Processes To Word
  • An Authoring Tools Renaissance Exists Today
  • Enterprises Must Use Word As The Basis For Evaluating Alternatives

  • Create A Lasting Love Of Writing — With Or Without Microsoft Word
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