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Smart Working
with Smart
Tools

for
Drafting

What means ‘smart’?

focus on content

simple to use

privacy friendly

easy collaboration

auto format

auto spell check

auto
clear writing

assisted

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☑️ focus on content

☑️ simple plain text

☑️ privacy friendly
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Microsoft Word Era

☑️ auto spell check

☑️ easier collaboration

General Purpose Word Processor

  • complex format
  • not simple to use
  • proprietary
  • not ‘in the cloud’ or
    online collaboration

Microsoft Word Online Era

☑️ online collaboration

Word Processor as a Service

  • proprietary
  • 3rd party service
  • privacy unfriendly

Further Reading: ‘Who does that server really serve?’ by Richard Stallman (2010)

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Leave the Comfort Zone

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Find new
Solutions

CaST* Writing Workflow

*Clear and Smart Technical Writing

Minimalist Interface

Help for Beginners

Use of References

Clear Writing Tips

Versioning & Merging

Real-Time Collaboration

Meta Data & Templates

Export PDF, DOCX, etc.

Check Out Results

(link)

The End
(Q&A)
 

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Backup

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1989 Canon Typestar 110 typewriter

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