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Why not use one of the document information fields to store document
numbers? This lets you escape from the 8.3 format and the field is
searchable using file search tools, making it possible to find documents
using mnemonic names (coupled with a logical directory structure) or file
At one site I've worked at, the summary fields were incorporated into the
headers and footers of the document as updatable fields, so that the
document number also appeared on each page.
At 11:34 PM 4/23/97 EDT, Daniel P Read <danielread -at- JUNO -dot- COM> wrote:
>Has anyone had experiences good or bad with the numbering of documents on
>a large project? There is talk going around above me that we are going
>to come up with a numbering scheme for the project's myriad documents. I
>presume that this will include using the document numbers in 8.3
>filenames. At first blush, I don't like this idea.
> I do agree that standardization
>is positive, when used appropriately, but I think that a simple,
>English-based naming system, in combination with simple version
>numbering, would be much better. xxxxDSGN.DOC for specs, xxxxUTP.DOC for
>unit test plans, xxxxOM.VSD for object models--that sort of thing.
>Am I missing something here? Inisight is appreciated.
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