Collaborative Review Routing

8 Apr 2009 - 10:19am
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Marty DeAngelo
2007

Right now, one of my teams is trying to find the most efficient method
of routing a document or site for review. The big items on the agenda
are the Design, Content and UX aspects. Right now, those are three
different documents (comps, manuscript and IA Doc), but are trying to
find a way to either:

a) combine them into a single document -- and/or --
b) Find a way of adding version control into the docs to track
changes.

Has anyone found collaborative tools that will allow version control,
commenting AND combining the different aspects of the project
efficiently?

We've tried Word for the copy document, but without the ability to
turn off/on certain aspects, it gets very cluttered very fast. PDFs
of the website also get cluttered with comments and it's tough to
show what changes have been made without a large amount of overhead
by the team to update every new document with "What's Changed" and
"What's New" notes. I'm looking to see if MS Word has 'layers'
which can be hidden (doesn't appear so) and possibly InDesign (not
sure if it can update copy the way it does design).

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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8 Apr 2009 - 1:16pm
Anonymous

If you are considering an online/interactive option you might have a
look at Octopz:

http://www.octopz.com/

I tested it on a project about a year ago and found the pricing
reasonable and the features worth consideration.

Mary

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8 Apr 2009 - 12:18pm
Michael Rejniak
2009

What about wiki? Atlassian's Confluence is great in tracking page
changes, comments, handling attachments of any sort, and works
directly with balsamiq.

http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence
http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups/confluence

Best,

::mick
http://thebusinesscreative.com

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9 Apr 2009 - 11:29pm
Mat Atkinson
2008

You could try using our ProofHQ app (http://www.proofhq.com).

You can upload various doc types (Word, PDF, graphics files) into a
single workspace.

Reviewers can add comments/replies and annotate the docs
collaboratively.

Each doc can have versions, which you can compare side by side as a
way of tracking changes.

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