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Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy by Steve Manning, Pamela Kostur, Ann Rockley

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Chapter 15. Authoring tools

Before content can be managed, manipulated, or reused, it must be created. Authoring tools enable authors to create that content. To support a unified content strategy, authoring tools must allow content to be written so that it can be structured and reused according to the content life cycle you identified earlier. This chapter describes the different types of authoring tools that are available and their pros and cons for use in a unified content strategy. For more information on the process of selecting tools, see Chapter 13, “Evaluating tools.”

An overview of authoring tools

Authoring tools are among the oldest and most mature tools available for the desktop. The most dominant authoring tool on the market is Microsoft ...

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