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I've run into a similar situation and could only think of one
time-consuming solution: make up a table with a brief description (or in
your case title), with relevant information (e.g., location/where it's
used/creation/edit date, etc.). You can do this semi-automatically with
programs that have been referenced on the lists recently, or even by
I think this is useful for both the creator and anyone who will need it
in the future. In my own situation, there was another layer of backup
for vector drawings, in that one of the drafters coded the figures
according to the equipment and part. That wasn't useful for my purposes,
but it provided a way to look up things, if there wasn't any other
reference. So you might find that a useful approach to the title too.
But it all involves one or more layer of records. I'll be interested in
what others suggest, especially if it entails less work/better tracking.
From: John Posada
Guys...I've gotten a few replies off-list and since all of them
missed my point, I can only guess that I didn't explain my side well.
Let's try another tact.
You are the replacement technical writer after I'm gone and you go
onto the network to the directory where I've place all my files.
You see a directory called SourceFiles and in there, 200 Visios.
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