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Old 01-19-2006, 02:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is there such a thing as a multi document viewer??

Hi All,

i reckon this is quite a n00b question but here goes...

I need to edit a no. of microsoft excel sheets and word documents whenever I do documentation of a project. and it's really annoying as these documents reside in different places in my company's common server. And sometimes, i forget to update one doc and everything screws up.

I was wondering if there was any software that can open these documents together and link them in some way?


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Old 01-19-2006, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, if they are all xls files, I think you can use Excel to link them all, as ole objects and them edit them that way. I'm not certain, but it's worth a try. I know you can setup your own program to do it too, but that probably isn't what you want to do...

What about using access?
What I would probably do for now, is create a folder with shortcuts to all the files, and then just edit them from there, so you don't need to find them each time.

Just remembered something... We just setup a program called Rational ClearCase, which manages all docuemtns for us. The only problem I can see, a side from cost, is how it manages them. Think of it as a library. You have to check the file in and out, so there is always a tracking key on it. But I think you can group files together, so that you have them as a whole...

Good luck

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Old 01-20-2006, 03:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nice one man, you gave me some good ideas which i might give a go to "value-add" to the company haha... anyway, thanks man
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