Version number question

Subject: Version number question
From: Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:31:51 -0800

I'm working on a manual that contains two primary sections: a technical
description of the product and an installation section. The manual has
gotten quite long and we've observed that the audience for each section is
somewhat different. For example, installers don't need the 80 pages of
technical description to install the product. Our plan is to split the
manual in half and move forward with two manuals each with its own revision
track. The current version number for the manual is v2.4. Question: When I
split the manual should I start the version numbering at 1.0 for each of
the two manuals? Or should the technical description manual maintain the
previous numbering track and the installation manual start with new version
numbering? Or vice versa? Or should both new manuals start with the
previous manual's numbers and increment from there? Thx, Jim

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