Multiple Authors and RoboHELP (Addendum)

Subject: Multiple Authors and RoboHELP (Addendum)
From: "Megan E. Rock" <megan -dot- rock -at- FANUCROBOTICS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 13:44:36 -0500

I failed to mention that we struggled through the production of this
particular online help system for an early release of the PC product.
Within the next couple of months we will be releasing a new version of the
product and need an updated help system. We are trying to find a way to
allow multiple authors to edit the existing Word documents within the
exisiting help project.

Megan E. Rock
Electronic Documentation
(248) 377-7948
megan -dot- rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Megan E. Rock <megan -dot- rock -at- FANUCROBOTICS -dot- COM>
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 12:50 PM
Subject: Multiple Authors and RoboHELP

>I am fairly new to the technical writing world--not quite two years in the
>business--and am the lone technical writer in my company's Electronic
>Documentation group. I am responsible for the final edits and
>productization of our PC products, but it is the developers who are
>responsible for writing the online help content. We are using RoboHELP to
>create the online help for the PC products, and for this particular product
>the developers will all be responsible for authoring and updating sections
>of the help content that apply to the parts of the product they coded.
>Has anyone else successfully managed multiple users and one help project?
>We have ClearCase for source control of our code, but it doesn't work well
>with binary files. It _will_ allow one user at a time to "check out" the
>help project and edit it before checking it back in and making it available
>to the next guy. My manager wondered if there was a way to only check out
>specific Word documents associated with the help project but still leave
>help project available to other help authors. This would allow Developer
>Joe to check out and work on one Word document in his copy of RoboHELP
>Developer Jane has checked out and is working on a separate Word document
>within the same help project at the same time in her copy of RoboHELP.
>Does anyone know if this can be done or if it is even remotely practical?
>For the time being we are limited to multiple users and one help project,
>but we are looking for ways to give more than one person at a time access
>the Word/RTF files.
>Thanks in advance!
>Megan E. Rock
>Technical Writer, Product Development
>(248) 377-7948
>megan -dot- rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com
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