RE: Version control using Framemaker?

Subject: RE: Version control using Framemaker?
From: Laura Fergusson <l -dot- fergusson -at- codestuff -dot- net>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 15:14:07 +0000

Please excuse last partially written email! I do save often, and realise that it's not an ideal solution. Ideally I'd like to augment the version number every time I create a PDF for sending to a customer. But I reckoned that would involve me remembering to do that manually - which is never a good thing! I need something automated. Many thanks for the suggestions. I can't see my work paying for any more software, or hiring anyone to do it though! But you never know.

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
Sent: 06 October 2010 14:54
To: Laura Fergusson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Version control using Framemaker?

Laura Fergusson wrote:

> I'm using Framemaker 8 on PC and I want to increment a number in my
> copyright pages each time I save the document.
> I've looked at variables and building blocks etc but just cannot work it
> out.
> Can anyone advise me on how to do this please?

Really? Every time you save? Are you sure? You save every 15-20 minutes, don't you?

If you really, really want to do this, you can script it with FrameScript. Or hire Rick Quatro ( to script it for you (you'll still need to get FrameScript).

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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