document management software

Subject: document management software
From: Amy Nolan <ANolan -at- P21 -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:17:22 -0400

> I checked the archives and couldn't find information about my latest
> project, so I'm hoping someone out there can give me some advice.
> I'm looking for some type of software program that will allow us to
> manage all of our documents so that each manual is current with our
> product release. We have 250+ manuals and use Word 97.
> I envision coding key phrases and words into a software program, then
> searching across all documents to find which documents contain those
> words and phrases. For example, when Feature X changes, we want to be
> able to search all 250 manuals and see which manuals have a section on
> Feature X. Then, we can target those select manuals and make the
> necessary changes, before Feature X is released.
> Right now, we rely on memory to do this. We have a staff of writers
> who remember which manuals contain information about Feature X. But,
> I think we could be more automated and accurate if we can input key
> words, then have a program search 100s of documents looking for those
> key words.
> Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. Please reply to
> me directly, because I don't get a chance to regularly check the
> digest and archives.
> Thank you,
> Amy Nolan
> anolan -at- p21 -dot- com
> Manager of Technical Communication
> Prophet 21, Inc.

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