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Subject:Re: SERVICE MANUAL REVISION From:TIMMERMAN <timmerma -at- IPDLINK -dot- IPD -dot- ANL -dot- GOV> Date:Tue, 21 Jan 1997 11:29:58 CST
Al writes ...
My company prints service manuals for all of our products to be used by
service techs. The service techs that use these manuals are wondering
if they have the latest revision of the manual. Does anyone have an idea
of how a printed manual can be marked so that a user can tell if it is the
The closest you can come to solving this problem is to print revision
numbers and revision dates in the header or footer of every page. The
only way your techs will know if they have the latest revision is to
ask someone in the office what the latest revision is and compare it
to what they have. Of course, if you print "smart" docs, the revision
numbers and dates will automatically update every time a new revision
is produced. Has anyone ever seen or know how to print "smart" docs?
I sure would like to know how to print "smart" docs myself.