Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups

Subject: Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups
From: Shari Punyon <sharipunyon -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:31:37 -0400

Can you just use the track changes feature in inDesign, and output the file
to PDF with markups showing? I've done that in the past from various
programs, but am not as familiar with inDesign.

I recently worked for a medical device manufacturing company, and although
the changes from revision to revision needed to be captured, we never
captured prose description of the reason for each and every change. Never
had a problem with any audit.

On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 2:00 AM, Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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References:
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
Re: FDA-groovy doc control markups: From: Jay Maechtlen

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