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As my domain name suggests, I'm a professional nitpicker — a technical writer. I've been working with computers for longer than I care to think about.


Sep
27
comment Technical Writing Software
For DocBook support, see Scriv2DocBook. Looks like something that got invented so that Scrivener lovers could submit books to O'Reilly. You have to enter all XML by hand!! That's a deal-breaker for me.
Sep
27
comment Technical Writing Software
I considered using Scrivener on my last proect. My deliverables were Word files, so the first thing I checked out was what a document looked like when transported into Word. And the answer was that there were no styles -- all the formatting was low-level. That might be OK if you're writing fiction or a magazine article. But for tech writing that's just unacceptable. A technical document has to be carefully structured so it can be maintained, and in Word styles are a crucial structuring resource.