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Two Questions About Version Numbering

December 20, 2020 at 22:27:16
Specs: several
I don't have a standardized system for version numbering.
My version numbers don't need to be coordinated with anyone else.

In Windows 10, I have two completely separate sets of documents,
with different numbering methods. Each raises a question.

One document gets a new number with each major revision, or a
new letter with each minor revision: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9a.
Right now I'm nearing the end of the alphabet on version 14.
What should I name the next version if I get to 14z and want
to make a minor revision?

The other document has a simple name for the current version,
and that name plus a version number for old versions. Like
"kittens" for the current version and "kittens07" for the most
recent old version. The program I'm using to edit them doesn't
appear to have a provision for keeping the current filename on
the new version and renaming the old version in one step.
Is there a way for a very lazy person to do that?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
December 21, 2020 at 03:31:28
Is there a way for a very lazy person to do that?

Hire a secretary....

Sorry couldn’t resist it. Seriously though, I don’t know of any such utility; but possibly one of the VBA gurus here might know a way?


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#2
December 21, 2020 at 05:11:22
If these are Microsoft Office documents, take a look at Sharepoint. Version control seems to be a key feature.

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#3
December 21, 2020 at 10:29:55
> Hire a secretary....

Ha! That's what my friend did before he retired.
Since then, he got his wife to type up his handwritten
manuscripts, and in the last couple of years, he's
shanghaied me to edit them. I just finished editing
version 40 of "Off We Go! - Letters to my Mother
During the Korean War", and sent it to the printer.
176 pages, 121 letters and postcards, 163 photos
and graphics. I used Open Office Writer for that.
I used my ancient *version* of Paint Shop Pro to
edit the photos and make the maps.

I don't think I got it done in time for Christmas.
Maybe New Year. I put 2020 as the copyright date.

Ho Ho Ho!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#4
December 23, 2020 at 01:47:10
I have reached version 14y.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
December 23, 2020 at 04:51:03
This thread is pretty old, circa 2009, but discusses using SharePoint with OO for version control.

Apparently an extension is required. Of course, I don't know how well that thread has aged...


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#6
December 23, 2020 at 11:30:11
Thanks. I'll take a look at Sharepoint, though it is likely
more than I want for my absurdly simple needs.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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