I think many Content Management systems have problems in 'diffing'
binary files, so they don't try - they just save complete copies with
each 'change'. We previously used Documentum/FrameLink and that was how
that system operated also.

We have recently installed SharePoint in our company and I have just
started playing around with it. I checked in a whole (unstructured)
book, along with a graphics sub-folder.
If I check out the book only, the version increments. I can then edit
the book by clicking on it in Sharepoint. I can then open the chapters
etc normally - just as if they were on a conventional file server. Cross
references and referenced graphics work normally. 
If I change a chapter file, SharePoint recognizes that and checks the
chapter file out. However, it does not increment the chapter version
then or when I check it back in. Effectively the checkout/checkin
operation just becomes a flag and the system behaves like a 'dumb' file
server. 

If you want the chapters to version, then you have to check them out
first,

Regards,
Micheal O'Laoghaire
BSS Line of Product Documentation
Comverse Inc.
Cambridge, MA.
Tel: (617) 273-5414

-----Original Message-----
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Shuttleworth,
Roger
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 9:54 AM
To: Lester C. Smalley; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: FrameMaker and SharePoint


Hello Lester

I used SharePoint in a previous life. No problems with it as regards
FrameMaker, except that:

1. Version control for FM binaries consists of storing copies, not
diffs.
2. If I remember correctly, SharePoint does not search the content of FM
files (though it does Office documents and PDF, I believe).
3. There is a cryptic error message that pops up when file paths exceed
255 characters, so don't nest your files too deeply and keep folder/file
names
short.

Hope this helps.

Roger Shuttleworth
London, Canada


-----Original Message-----
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Lester C.
Smalley
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:23 AM
To: framers at omsys.com; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: FrameMaker and SharePoint


Is anyone using SharePoint with FrameMaker documents?



I would like to hear about your experiences, problems, 'gotchas' and so
on.



Thank in advance for any info.



- Lester

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Email:

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 Information Consultants, Inc.

Phone:

302-239-2942   FAX: 302-239-1712

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