Look around at trade show sessions, blog posts, books, and other discussions centered on technical writing technology. You will see discussions, and much frustration, about DITA, XML, Framemaker, and other complex topics, but nothing about Word. This puzzles me because Word is still the most widely used and could be the best suited tool for the average writer.
Everyone knows how to use Word, so there’s no learning curve. It has built-in tools for reviewing and editing, and templates can be used to enforce formatting and structure (I’ll admit, only to a degree). Perhaps the biggest benefit is its integration with Microsoft SharePoint as SharePoint is quickly permeating organizations of all sizes.
This is why, since day 1 (20 years ago), Doc-To-Help has supported Word. Doc-To-Help is the best tool on the market for Word users. Just write in Word and use Doc-To-Help to produce virtually anything you need. The best part is that you can keep it in Word; no conversion is necessary. Add Doc-To-Help’s SharePoint integration and you have a complete authoring, publishing, and management solution. While we continue to talk about other tools, I encourage you to continue to use Word with confidence.