Re: Searching for Webbased MSWord look a like
- From: Dan Espen <daneNO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:43:13 -0400
Dances With Crows <danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:36:05 +0100, Chris staggered into the Black Sun
Christian Maier wrote:
I want to implement wikimedia in our company and there for I wouldIs it really too hard to try and train the staff to use Wiki-Tags? It
like to use an alternate frontend. Problem is, most of the staff
knows MS Word and know nothing about html or Wiki-Tags.
would probably only take a couple of sessions - an initial one and a
follow-up - plus online help on the Wiki to get people up to speed.
I guess you've never worked with the general public. A lot of people
just *don't get* markup languages, or they're unwilling to do anything
differently, or they don't want to learn anything new. It might be
easier to use a blog-like approach as Michael H. suggested in the other
branch of this thread if the users aren't capable of grokking wiki tags.
Try to sell it to the users as "It's like MySpace, but work-related and
with no pictures of half-naked drunk girls!" Maybe that'll help.
Take a look at the editor they use at InvestorVillage.Com.
I think they host the site on a Windows machine, but I don't
know if that's a necessary part of the process.
The users there can post images, movies, use fonts, etc.