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i like to use subversion as a document repository.
-you can store binary and diff images.
-you can also have version control and history (changes) for each version.
-you can branch and tag the images as a way to manage their use.
if you keep subversion on one system, you can reference documents
without embedding them; the user would need permissions-so that might
not work-you may need to bundle the graphic with the document. also, if
you aren't familiar with it, then you may need a sys admin to set it up
to control look and feel maybe you need a publications guide and a brown
bag lunch seminar to define the corporate standards for graphics.
john -at- garisons -dot- com wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm in a new position and I've been given the hot potato of coming up with
> a way to manage the images that are used in documents and specs.
> People create images in a variety of ways - PowerPoint (!) being the
> primary tool - and are then converted to WMF and included in documents
> using references (rather than embedding them).
> So ... what do you recommend to:
> - number or otherwise identify graphics?
> - control look & feel issues - color, size, line style & weight, etc.?
> - associate final format with original version?
> John G
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