RE: PDF filenames - include release designation ?

Subject: RE: PDF filenames - include release designation ?
From: Rebecca Officer <Rebecca -dot- Officer -at- alliedtelesis -dot- co -dot- nz>
To: Ryan Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com>, Margaret Cekis <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:17:04 +0000

We put the SW version in the doc title, the footer and the filename. And we put the document number in the footer. And we put the document revision letter in the filename (rev B etc). And we list the hardware products in the filename and doc title. Our filenames and doc titles aren't short but they are unambiguous!

Cheers
Rebecca

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Subject: Re: PDF filenames - include release designation ?

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 5:50 PM, Margaret Cekis <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
wrote:

> Monique:
>
> One company where I worked that included documentation in the
> product's Bill of materials used a 32-character code on every document
> that incorporated the product, the software version, the document
> version, and the release date. It wasn't part of the file name, but
> everything was cross-referenced to it, and that number appeared on the
> title page, and the footers of the rest of the document.


This made me remember that we briefly had a process that added the git commit hash to the title page of PDFs (ie, 3726554c...). You could append that to the filenames to track exactly what changes are in each document.
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References:
PDF filenames - include release designation ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: PDF filenames - include release designation ?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: PDF filenames - include release designation ?: From: Ryan Young
Re: PDF filenames - include release designation ?: From: Monique Semp
RE: PDF filenames - include release designation ?: From: Margaret Cekis
Re: PDF filenames - include release designation ?: From: Ryan Young

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