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When the medium is (much of) the message: the domain of structured document processors

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Structured document processors (SDPs) are specialized document production systems integrating word processing, databases, document management, and other functions. SDPs make heavy use of standardized document layout and format to convey meaning. They replace less specialized word-processing or desktop-publishing programs when a project requires production of a large interlocking system of standardized documents or the rapid generation of data-intensive documents or periodicals. Three industry examples are examined to illustrate the ways industry is using SDPs and to describe strengths and weaknesses of this new approach to document production

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 3 )