Thank you for all of your responses! You have answered my question quite 
sufficiently (except one that I'm addressing personally about a clever trick 
someone does). Folders it is!

I'm also encouraged that my email hit the distribution in about an hour rather 
than taking more than a day, which is one of the primary reasons for my lurker 
status. :)

Tim

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From: Scott Turner [qui...@airmail.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:10 AM
To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
Cc: Rick Quatro; Tim Pann; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Basic question: Book revision best practices

Rick and Syed have the meat of it. Keep it simple.

We do not use small increments, the x.1 and so forth, because we consider all 
changes to the doc as major. We don't have to worry over what constitutes a 
minor or major version.


On Feb 5, 2015, at 11:41, Syed Zaeem Hosain 
(syed.hos...@aeris.net<mailto:syed.hos...@aeris.net>) 
<syed.hos...@aeris.net<mailto:syed.hos...@aeris.net>> wrote:

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: 
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 [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rick Quatro
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 9:15 AM
To: 'Tim Pann'; 
framers@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com>
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: 
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 [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Tim Pann
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:55 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com>
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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