MS Visual Source Safe - Please Help!

Subject: MS Visual Source Safe - Please Help!
From: Liz -dot- Goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 08:15:27 -0500

Our Document Control department, which is made up of technical writers and
the engineers who do the AutoCad and Pro/E drawings, uses Source Safe to
store all of the current revisions of drawings and manuals. All of the
previous revisions are archived in Source Safe as well. It is the ultimate
source for the latest revision. Each time a document or drawing is removed,
it has to be signed out and comments made as to the reason for removing it.
When it is returned, the same thing happens. It establishes a control
system since access to the application is usually limited. Instructions for
using it to store our manuals (text, graphics and pdfs) are an integral
part of our ISO work instructions. I can't see any other way that the
program can be used except to determine the current revision and for

Anthony Colello wrote:
I just got a question from a potential employer I have
never had asked before in my almost ten years in this

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
highly technical?

Liz Goodwin
Technical Writer, Dycor
liz -dot- goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com

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