Tim, I agree entirely with Rick. I like to leave a directory/folder with all the files (including the output PDF) of older versions, so that I can refer to/recreate them later as needed - questions about prior versions of documents do arise.
Being able to compare files (to see what changed from version B to version F) is often useful too. The names of the books and the files stay unchanged as a result of this approach. (FWIW though, I am thinking of switching to GIT for this purpose in the future. Then, I can recreate any released version as needed, rather than having a separated directory/folder for each.) Z From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rick Quatro Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 9:15 AM To: 'Tim Pann'; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Basic question: Book revision best practices Hi Tim, I prefer to do my versioning at the folder level. That way, I never have to rename .book or .fm files. When I am ready for 1.1, I create a folder and copy all of the 1.0 files to it. You can rename book components and FrameMaker will resolve cross-references, etc. but I prefer filenames that I can leave unchanged. Rick Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-366-4017 r...@frameexpert.com<mailto:r...@frameexpert.com> From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com> [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Tim Pann Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:55 AM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Basic question: Book revision best practices Hello, I'm a long-time lurker sometime poster. Not particularly active on the list because my use of Frame is pretty limited. (I am a technical trainer and I do not follow strict version control practices, so some of this will probably make some folks on this list bristle.) But I would love some input on this particular issue. I'm using Frame 9 on Windows 7 but I doubt that is relevant here. I have a book file that contains several chapters, a TOC, and a title page. Very simple. The book is version 1.0. The book file and all other files contain "v1-0" in the filename. All files have "Version 1.0" in the footer, and the date of release. Now I want to make changes, so it will become version 1.1. What do best practices say to do? I assume save all content, TOC, and title files as new "v1-1" files. Should I create a new "v1-1" book file into which the v1-1 content goes? Or should the book file itself be version agnostic? Depending on answers to these questions I may have other questions so feel free to be exhaustive. Or, if you can provide a link to such information all the better. Thank you, Tim
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