Hi Roger, 

We are on the same set up here (until we move to a DITA based CMS
solution). I'm afraid you can't get SourceSafe to work in the way you
want, due to the locks it puts on files that are checked out. As only
one person can have binary files checked out to their local drives at
any one time, other users would have to wait until they have they have
been checked in, then check them out themselves.

SourceSafe can handle multiple checkouts on ASCII files, but binary
files like graphic and Framemaker files are a no go I'm afraid.

Cheers

Mark

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m] On Behalf Of Roger Bell
Sent: 11 December 2006 15:05
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Help Needed Linking by Reference from SourceSafe

Hello everyone. I seldom post here but read the digests with great
interest. So, now I have a question.

Is there a way to keep a folder of graphic files in SourceSafe checked
in and import them by reference into FrameMaker? Our goal is for all of
our writers to share the same graphics files and when one writer had to
update the file, it would update for each of us.

We are using MS Visual SourceSafe 6.0 and FrameMaker 7.2. We have tried
to research this issue on the Internet and found nothing, so I though
someone on this group may be doing this now if it is possible at all.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. 

Regards,
Roger Bell
Technical Writer
770.246.2300 x 1181
VCG, Inc.
The power to succeed.
www.vcgsoftware.com <http://www.vcgsoftware.com/>
1805 Old Alabama Road, Suite 250
Roswell, GA 30076

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