Handling revisions

Subject: Handling revisions
From: "Elizabeth A. Kibler" <eak -at- SDSP -dot- MC -dot- XEROX -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 1995 06:45:30 PST

I'm looking for advice on the best way to handle documentation revisions. I'm
working on a software development project. We currently release updates every
month or so. Originally I suggested that we prepare our manuals in 3-ring
binders so that revisions could be handled relatively easily. That suggestion
was vetoed because of the initial cost of the binders. (I don't know why but
the cost of REPRINTING an entire manual didn't seem to be an issue.) Anyway,
now we're forced to prepare "loose change pages" that cannot be secured into
the original spiral-bound manuals. I find this method to be completely
inappropriate, but I don't know how to change the situation.

I'm interested in hearing about how other people handle their updates and what
suggestions you might have for my situation.


Liz K.

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