Re: Review Process for documents in HTML?

Subject: Re: Review Process for documents in HTML?
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:53:41 -0400

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:
> I assume that you mean the SMEs don't use Frame? If they do, my
> understanding is that Frame has offered credible revision tracking
> since at least version 8, and that means you should simply conduct
> your reviews in Frame. (If not, it might be possible to install a
> single additional copy on the network so anyone can use it, perhaps
> only one user simultaneously.)

Wow, you'd actually let your SMEs touch your source files? *boggles*
I've spent way too much time over the past several years cleaning up
problems that my colleagues introduced into files and templates. The
most commonly committed sin being inline formatting.

NO WAY would I let an engineer, who possibly doesn't even understand
the concept of styles, anywhere near my source files. At my last job
I actually convinced my boss to buy me Flare specifically so that he
could no longer edit my Word docs and do things like put back in the
passive voice, future tense, and mangled grammar that I'd removed from
his last edit.
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