Re: Large Documents in Word

Subject: Re: Large Documents in Word
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:22:31 -0800

On Monday, November 24, 2014, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I don't suppose you'd care to share that brilliant system, would you?
> <hopeful look>
>
> Part of the rationale I'm being given is that they want the designers to
> be able to edit source files. This will obviously require multiple files
> and the "enforced track changes", amongst other things you mentioned.
>
>
>
Hi Lin,

As it wasn't my system, I probably can't share the specifics. However, I
can explain the process, and you should be able to work out a method to
achieve the same results yourself.

The concept included:
- A revision control system
- Word document masters
- Macro-enabled templates

We authored the documents in Word and stored to our local folders,
uploading versions into the revision control system to mark major changes.

A macro saved the file as a revision copy, enabling track changes
(protected by password), standardized the file name, and saved it into a
shared review folder.

The rest is pretty straightforward.

-Tony

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References:
Large Documents in Word: From: Lin Sims
Large Documents in Word: From: Tony Chung
Re: Large Documents in Word: From: Lin Sims

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