Last Reviewed Date and by whom

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Last Reviewed Date and by whom

Postby GeorgeBell on Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:32 am

This might perhaps come under the heading of a "New Feature Request", but in case I'm missing something in Flare, here goes.

With software development's updates and changes, it is obviously vital that Help is kept up to date.

Features such as "Variables" for example, can be helpful in this regard, but only really where a specific item of text, which is repeated throughout a Project changes.

What we would like is some means of being able to obtain a Project report which tells us when all Topics, etc., were last reviewed and/or updated.

Right now our "Contents" folder contains 2,856 files in 153 folders. This may be a small number to some, but for us it's still a major exercise to review.

In an ideal world, it would be great to be able to go into some kind of "Review Mode", make changes if required, and click on an icon which then updated a field in that Topic to display when last reviewed - even if the Topic had not changed.

Is this a reasonable request, or are we just having pipe-dreams?? :roll:
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Re: Last Reviewed Date and by whom

Postby RamonS on Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:38 pm

Why not just add today's date at the bottom of the topic? That will accomplish the same and is as easily remembered or forgotten as clicking a button.
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Re: Last Reviewed Date and by whom

Postby Dave Lee on Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:53 pm

Well, have you looked at Flare's date variables? You can include:
* Dates.DateManual - which inserts a date, which you have to manually update (right click and select update).
* Dates.DateFileSaved - automatically changes the date when you save a file. ... iables.htm

To record who last updated the topic, maybe use a File Tag. ... agging.htm
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