Weekly Round-up: Spreadsheets in Confluence, Content Authoring Levels, the DITA Debate, and More

Here's K15t Software's weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists.

This week's top story from the Valiantys blog: "Spreadsheets for Confluence 1.0: Filtering, Sorting, and Excel Import"

Spreadsheets for Confluence 1.0: Filtering, Sorting, and Excel Import

Struggling with Excel files? Check out this new Confluence add-on for dynamic tables collaboration, introduced by Julie d'Antin from Valiantys. Read more

Do You Know the Level Of Your Technical Content Authoring?

Sundar Nadimpalli writes about Sarah O'Keefe's 4 levels of technical content practices: "Chaos; No Consistency. Documents Match on Paper. Template Based Authoring; Repeatable & Consistent. Structured Authoring and Programmatic Automation." Read more

6 Great Resources to Make Writers’ Lives Easier

The Acrolinx blog has compiled some of the best resources available that will make your writing job easier, including style guides, and other related reference tools. And do you already know "Grammar Girl"? Read more

The DITA Debate

A really interesting discussion on the merits and downsides of DITA, started by Sarah Maddox: "Potentially, the overhead of a DITA environment is overkill and the costs may outweigh the benefits." Read more

Happy Halloween!

K15t Software's Atlassian Platinum Expert team wishes you all a happy Halloween!

Did you miss something in this collection? What blew your mind this week?

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