Re: MS Word and document management

Subject: Re: MS Word and document management
From: John Gilger <bjgilger -at- EMAIL -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 10:38:45 -0800

You wrote:
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From: Gayle Hoffman <Gayle_Hoffman -at- SGSGROUP -dot- COM>
Date: Monday, March 09, 1998 9:03 AM
Subject: MS Word and document management

>Hello everyone!
>Does anyone have a simple but elegant document management system already
>setup in MS Word?
>I am working with Word 97 (not my first choice), and I have a set of about
>15 chapters (some more than 30 pages long) that are constantly being
>updated, changed, cut, and pasted. These 15 core chapters then must be
>adapted for about 5 different versions of the same application, which are
>being customised for different business sectors. So each version of the
>application will have its own specialised features that also have to be
>documented and included.
>Any suggestions on how to keep track of the most up-to-date versions of the
>same files for the different applications in Word 97? Also, of course, I
>still have to print out the documents for the User Manuals. Is there a
>simple method for doing that? I do have access to a server to store all
>the files, etc.
>Thanks a lot for all your advice and suggestions.
>Gayle_Hoffman -at- SGSgroup -dot- com
Why not save them with a label like: "Chapter 1 Rev. 3/98?" or adding a
footer "Rev. 3/98"? Both of these have worked well for me over the years
without having to mess with some of the new whizbang stuff that is more puff
than performance.

John Gilger
Independent Wordsmith
bjgilger -at- email -dot- msn -dot- com

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