I am in charge of about 100+ documents (word document, not source code) that needs revision by different people in my department. Currently all the documents are in a shared folder where they will retrieve, revise and save back into the folder.
What I am doing now is looking up the "date modified" in the shared folder, opened up recent modified documents and use the "Track Change" function in MS Word to apply the changes. I find this a bit tedious.
So will it be better and easier if I commit this in a version control database?
Basically I want to keep different version of a file.
What have I learn from answers:
Use Time Machine to save different
version (or Shadow copy in Vista)
There is a difference between text
and binary documents when you use
version control app. (I didn't know
Diff won't work on binary files
A notification system (ie email) for revision is great
Google Docs revision feature.
I played around with Google Docs revision feature and feel that it is almost right for me. Just a bit annoyed with the too frequent versioning (autosaving).
But what feels right for me doesn't mean it feels right for my dept. Will they be okay with saving all these documents with Google?