RE: techwr-l digest: October 10, 2000

Subject: RE: techwr-l digest: October 10, 2000
From: "Mohr, Robert" <rmohr -at- mediasite -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 07:45:08 -0400


This may work for you.

Let's say you have 3 people involved in the project. Each is responsible for
a section of the overall document.

What you do is create a "parent" document that contains a link to each one
of the "child" documents at appropriate points in the parent. Folks can then

open the parent document at any time. When they do, the links are updated,
pulling in the text from the linked children. Of course, you'll have to make
sure the contributors are using the same template, styles, etc., so that the
parent maintains a consistent format.

It's the same principle as linking graphics into a document.

Robert Mohr, author of The Elements of Word,

Subject: Concurrently authoring documents in Word
From: "Arbing, Susan" <Susan -dot- Arbing -at- Cyberplex -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 11:07:58 -0400
X-Message-Number: 13

I think I already know the answer to this question, but I'll ask it anyway.

At my company, we are developing a spec that will be used by three
departments. The spec will be a Word doc. I'm wondering if there is a way to
allow more than one person to work on the spec at the same time.

We would like to avoid having each department write their own spec and then
merge them into one spec. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a single,
current spec.


Technical Writer, Cyberplex, Halifax, NS

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