Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups

Subject: Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:05:29 -0400

I should mention that InDesign is the tool used to create the IFUs, and no
one at the client's site has it. Using InDesign's track changes feature,
likely wouldn't cut it.

Chris Morton

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On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 11:47 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> For each iteration of any given IFU (user manual), my client insists on a
> having redline denoting each change from the previous work. They have had
> me create these in Acrobat.
>
> That is ostensibly OK. but Acrobat DC Prp has its problems with large
> docs. It crashes most every time I switch between Edit and Comment modes.
>
> Not only that, marking these things is absurdly tedious. There is no
> global change mechanism, such as being able to mark each change in a
> product name. So it's one.at.a.time.at.a.tiime.one.time.at.a.one.time. It
> takes *far* more time than does affecting the actual changes in InDesign
> on the way to a clean, release-ready IFU in PDF format.
>
> Who among you has a better process?
>
> Chris Morton
>
> â Substantive Editing â Technical Writing â Proofreading
> â B2B/B2C â Marketing Expertise â Mentoring
> Click to
> <https://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-morton/2/166/6ba>
>
>
>
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