I have recently started with a young company that is moving toward TS. In my old company I controlled both the "form" or template that gets populated with job specific info as well as controlled the populated form. I am not talking about a quality record here. As an example, we had our operator job specific work instructions. They all followed a specific format, which I'll call a form. The form had its own document id, rev level, and date. The populated version of the form which was specific to a part was also controlled in the same manner. So I had the form perhaps as F0010 and the populated version as WI1234 (job 1234). Both were controlled.
This is how I was originally going to proceed at my new employer. However, we hired a temp technical writer that was questioning why I would need to do that. He suggested that we would control the populated version of the form with its own number and not bother controlling the form/template. Since the part numbering here is very long I found myself thinking....why not? Is this okay/enough? He is not familiar with TS so I don't want to just run with it.
Thanks in advance for your help!