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. > _______________________________________________ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to email@example.com > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/ > framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/ > listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com