I am just starting to encode our finding aids into EAD, but have been using
WordPerfect 6.1 SGML Edition and WordPerfect 7. It took a little tweaking to
get a good logic file (references to entities, etc. must be exact), but once
I got it, it worked fine. I would suggest a lot of RAM in the computer,
if using WP7.
I find that I do much of my encoding work using an ASCII text editor, a
template document, and cut and paste from the non EAD version of the
finding aid from
which I am converting. Sometimes I find having a "front end" that insulates
the entity markup and related attributes slower and more trouble than it's
It is a labor intensive process, especially if your existing finding aids
are not as
standardized as they might be. Good luck.
Supervisory Museum Curator
Edison National Historic Site
At 08:22 PM 4/25/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I am currently working on a proposal to place our guides on line using the
>EAD DTD. I have a couple of questions that I hope someone might be able to
>help me with. First, what type of commercial SGML editors are people using?
>The Panorama name continues to surface. Has anyone used the Panorama Editors
>Suite? Apparently this has an EAD DTD in the package. What do people think?
>The other SGML editor that I have a question about is the one available in
>WordPerfect 7.0. The one question that we have about the 7.0 is whether a
>DTD can be imported or if it needs to be created within WordPerfect? Are
>these two editors comparable? Are their pros and cons between the two?
>The other question I have concerns length of time for marking up a guide.
>In my proposal the administration wants to know what type of labor it is
>going to use. Currently wWe have our guides in wordperfect text files and I
>assume that it would be possible to design some type of template for tagging
>the guides. Any advice that you experience people have would be greatly
>Curator of Manuscripts
>Northern Arizona University
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