Re: Document Identification

Subject: Re: Document Identification
From: "CB Casper" <knowone -at- surfy -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 05:25:46 -0800

>> Currently, if a document needs no change except that
it now is applicable to a new product, the new product
must be added to the title and the revision must be
rolled. This affects hundreds of documents sometimes.<<

We solved this problem by taking out content that changed frequently and placing it in a separate
document and referred to it from the main document.

Perhaps provide a document applicability matrix listing
which documents apply for a given piece of hardware. If
you add a new piece of hardware, you simply update the
matrix, not the main document.

CB - our matrix can be updated up to twice a week,
while the main docs involve other departments, a
change of document for the print vendor, obtaining
a part number, etc. We completely control the matrix
and are only limited by how often we can publish to
the web.

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