Re: SourceSafe and referenced graphics

Subject: Re: SourceSafe and referenced graphics
From: "Stephen Forrest" <techwriter -at- attglobal -dot- net>
To: "Tech Writers List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, "Andrew Angelopoulos" <angelopoulos -at- csi -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 10:57:38 -0400

Yes, that's what I do, too, when I'm working alone. The problem now is
that we have three writers working on the same set of manuals. All of us
must be able to open documents and work with the graphics.

We use FrameMaker, which does not have an interface with Visual
SourceSafe, so getting a file from VSS and opening it in FM are two
different operations. This means that all of us would have to mirror the
VSS directory tree on our hard drives, but it also means that we would
have to "get" all the graphics for a chapter file every time we open
that chapter file, to ensure we have the latest graphics.

This would be time-consuming and would create network traffic.

The only alternative I've thought of is to keep the graphics on a
network drive, so all of us can link to the source graphics, which would
work OK for us, but would create problems when we archive the files and
someone tries to open them later.

All help is greatly appreciated, TIA

From: Andrew Angelopoulos <angelopoulos -at- csi -dot- com>
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2000 3:25 PM

>I use SourceSafe for my documents, but I don't really bother with the
>I use bmps and they take up a lot of space (just-in-case--I prefer bmps
>since there is more information in them. They can translate to jpg, but
>make lousy bmp and print images). I share SourceSafe with development
>would rather not take up their HD space or clutter the SourceSafe DB
>I have an external backup that I use for these (Zip disks)

>From: ""Stephen N Forrest"" <snforrest -at- softdent -dot- com>
>Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 11:56 AM
>> If anyone is using SourceSafe and referenced graphics, I would like
>> how you handle it.
>> Reply to me privately unless you believe the topic will be of general
>> interest. I will summarize for the list.

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