RE: Review tools

Subject: RE: Review tools
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:58:48 +0000

I've tried using Confluence for reviews, but ran into the following limitations:

- Unless I'm missing something, you can only see reviewers' in-line comments when the page is in view mode; when you switch to edit mode to actually make the changes, you can't see the in-line comments anymore. So I either had to take a screen shot of the comments, or compare page versions to see what changed, and/or refer to a series of notification emails to try to figure out what changed. Is there really no way to see people's comments on the page while in edit mode?

- The page output to pdf is problematic. I tried using the Scroll Office for pdf plugin as a conversion tool, but there were so many glitches in the conversion (especially with tables) that it was less labour-intensive to just copy and paste content from the confluence page into a word document, then make a pdf. Which is also crazy.

Can anyone suggest solutions to these issues?


-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 12:32 PM
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Review tools

PDFs on a network drive are pretty nice when they work, but most networks I've tried it on, they didn't.

Confluence handles simultaneous edits pretty elegantly. The inline comments work well if you can get your reviewers to use them.

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 7:35 PM, Rick Lippincott <rjl6955 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> PDFs on a network drive, accessible by a menu system. The engineers
> as well as the technicians who are building the item add their
> comments, we check regularly (or sometimes get a notification from the
> commenter) and can usually do a quick turnaround.
>
> Advantage: everyone sees everyone elseâs comments.
>
> Disadvantage: one person leaving the PDF open can make it very
> difficult to update the file.
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References:
Review tools: From: soniaferns2004
Re: Review tools: From: Rick Lippincott
Re: Review tools: From: Robert Lauriston

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