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David G. Axt, CCS, CSI ,SCIP
Senior Member
Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1553
Registered: 03-2002

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I am currently looking at collaboratively editing my Word specification documents with a client of mine. I have looked briefly at putting files on DropBox or OneDrive or using the Word "share" feature. We are looking at this approach to avoid the back and forth exchange of files. There has been problems in the past with the client editing old files while I was editing a newer version of the files.
David G. Axt, CCS, CSI, SCIP
Specifications Consultant
Axt Consulting LLC
Christopher Borcsok
Senior Member
Username: ckb

Post Number: 54
Registered: 06-2013
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Why not something like Google Docs to support real-time collaborative editing of the documents?
Seamus McGrady (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 04:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Hello David, VisiSpecs is setup for collaboration as projects can be shared easily using the cloud server. There is a Free 30 day trial and setup time would probably be minutes. You each use Word to edit and the editing features should make things more efficient. I'd be happy to help you both with this as it seems very easy to do.
Robin E. Snyder
Senior Member
Username: robin

Post Number: 675
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

look at bluebeam studio. I don't like GD
Anon (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Be cautious of Bluebeam. It will corrupt your Microsoft Word .dotx template.
Guest (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Is your client already using a system...or other consultants? I've previously worked with Bluebeam Studio (public university) and currently with ProjectWise (project-design manager), both "driven" by upstream client's choice. I've been having some access difficulties with the latter, but I think it's from my login privileges not being setup correctly.

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