Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups

Subject: Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:00:54 -0700

Acrobat's file compare isn't too bad - can save the comparison file, which does a fair job of showing old and new with graphics connecting them.
I haven't tried, but am pretty sure you can add comments to that comparison file.
In the manuals I'm working on, we need a list of changes - tedious, I use the comparison file to figure out what I did. (my introduction to a small corner of aerospace!)


On 8/12/2017 4:33 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

It's been a long time since I worked FDA, but back then a mere
"differences" file wasn't acceptable. Each change had to be traceable back
to the date it was made, to the name of the person who made it. and to the
reason it was made. Even if you could automate the compare, you"d still
have to manually tag each difference with the appropriate metadata.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:
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.

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FDA-groovy doc control markups: From: Chris Morton
Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups: From: Chris Morton
Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups: From: Chris Morton
Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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