Re: Collaborative Documentation Review Process

Subject: Re: Collaborative Documentation Review Process
From: Craig Haiss <craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 10:39:09 -0800 (PST)

Yes, Acrobat is great for such reviews. I really appreciate the multiple formats it offers for viewing and printing review comments.

Document management software is also nice; you can upload the review PDF, create workflows to help track the review process, and take advantage of version control to separate one or more review PDFs from the final version of the document.

Perhaps SharePoint offers similar features, I'm not sure.

My opinion might be a bit biased because I write the documentation for multiple doc management products.

Craig Haiss
Blog: "Writing manuals for warfare | Take the job?"

--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Missy Smith <techpubsmistress -at- live -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Missy Smith <techpubsmistress -at- live -dot- com>
> Subject: Collaborative Documentation Review Process
> To: "ASK TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Monday, December 7, 2009, 11:37 AM
> What software and process do you use for collaborative
> documentation review?
> Currently we are looking into using SharePoint as a
> repository for documents set for review. We would publish a
> .pdf of the document and use Adobe Acrobat Pro for comments
> and markup.
> One of our reviewers commented that Acrobat "sticky notes"
> can be difficult to use when a reviewer wants to submit
> large amounts of data for inclusion in a document. Some
> formatting can be difficult to convey also. This reviewer
> also commented on how they liked Word commenting because you
> could get a fnal copy view that is much easier to read than
> Acrobat's comments list and markup symbols.
> I am charged with coming up with a new process. What do you
> do?
> Thanks,
> Missy


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