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I have been using VSS for a number of years. Obviously its main use is
constantly checking files in and out for revisions, keep a change history.
The only 'advanced' thingies I do (other than regularly compress and repair
all VSS dbs onsite as no-one else could be bothered / knows how to) is to
use it with Master Documents, as described in my forthcoming article on the
Whirler site, and to maintain a master copy of all my global templates. For
example, when I am not using HDK, I keep all of its templates deleted from
my local dir, knowing I can "get latest" when I need to use it. Also, once
you see the proliferation of homespun tools I use, keeping the extraneous
ones out of the road is a development necessity!
Steve Hudson, Word Heretic
HDK List MVP
Word help and tools: heretic -at- tdfa -dot- com
It is regarding the use of Visual Source Safe from
Microsoft. My use of it was many years ago and was
limited to maintaining documentation source control.
Are there ways technical writers commonly use this
What are some of the more unconventional ways
potential employers might expect technical writers to
use this software if they are searching for someone
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