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 12:09:06 -0400

Now thinking out loud, what about using Acrobat's Compare Files option?

One could then run Compare Files against the 1st-gen PDF (exported from
INDD) and the 2nd-gen PDF. Has anyone tried this? I would need Compare
Files to generate a suitable markup.

Thanks

Chris Morton

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On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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
>
> 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>
>
>
>
> 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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