That's a good idea. We're considering persuading our manager to let us put
the FrameMaker files on a networked drive so we can use FrameMaker's
locking capability.

Cheryl

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 5:01 PM, Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
wrote:

> If you're using Git, then you might want to create a wiki page where
> people can informally check files out and in.
>
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:41 PM, Cheryl Magadieu <cmagad...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Thanks. Unfortunately, we are using Git, so we can't lock the files.
> >
> > Cheryl
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 3:31 PM, Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> The target document has to be open. If the other writer is working on
> >> the target file, you could put in "add x-ref" placeholders and add
> >> them later.
> >>
> >> Are you using a source control system such as Subversion? That helps
> >> avoid problems. You check out the files you need to work on and check
> >> them back in when you're done. While you have a file checked out, it's
> >> locked so no one else can accidentally write to it. (Most source
> >> control systems except Git have locks.)
> >>
> >> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:15 PM, Cheryl Magadieu <cmagad...@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I work at a small company, and there are two of us who are using
> >> > FrameMaker. At the moment, we are both working on the same book; each
> of
> >> us
> >> > has about 6 chapters. This is the first time we've worked on the same
> >> book
> >> > at the same time.
> >> >
> >> > The challenge we've run into is how to make the workflow easier when
> we
> >> > have to create cross-references from one chapter to another. Some of
> the
> >> > chapters will have cross-references to most of the other chapters in
> the
> >> > book. Is there a way to do this without modifying both Document A
> (which
> >> > has the cross-reference) Document B (the document the cross-ref is
> >> pointing
> >> > point to)? When I add a cross-ref from Document A to Document B, it
> looks
> >> > like FrameMaker inserts a cross-ref marker in Document B. If I don't
> save
> >> > that change to Document B and then update the book references later,
> do I
> >> > then have to manually fix the cross-reference? Maybe we're overlooking
> >> > something obvious--is there a better way to share files and work on
> >> > cross-references?
> >> >
> >> > I should mention that the FrameMaker files are not on a network
> drive, as
> >> > our manager does not like that approach.
> >> >
> >> > We would appreciate any recommendations for making this easier.
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