Bryan Lynn

Taming the Beast that Is Microsoft Word

Content Architectures are now changing at the enterprise level to allow reuse and flexible publishing to PDF, HTML, ePUB, and more.  Organizations recognize the need for a standard architecture.  But, with the vast majority of authors creating content in MS Word, standards are hard to implement and the cost of intermediate editing is prohibitive.  Most non-technical staff will not use a traditional XML editor and have primary roles to fill every day.  In this session, attendees will learn about the issues when moving from out-of-control Word to a content standard.  We will briefly highlight two approaches to getting control of Word-based content.  One approach is entirely MS Word-based and the other uses MS Word on the authoring side with XML in the background.


Before founding 36Software and developing SmartDocs, Bryan spent nearly 10 years working in corporate environments designing, developing, and implementing content management solutions. Bryan has extensive experience helping writing teams work more efficiently, providing authoring environments that are user-focused, developing tools that guarantee companies will put out more consistent and higher quality content, and minimizing the costs associated with creating and managing documentation.

Co-Presenting With

Doug Gorman: Taming the Beast that Is Microsoft Word

Tom Aldous: Taming the Beast that Is Microsoft Word