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Russ
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posted 05 June 2001 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ   Click Here to Email Russ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone give me some advice as to how much documentation I should use when moving our QM from hard copy to our Intranet? I am changing the location of it in our procedure for doc. & data control. Since I'm not changing it per se, do I need to document anything else?

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Greenraisin
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posted 05 June 2001 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenraisin   Click Here to Email Greenraisin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would suggest that you at least address what the official document is. What I mean is, I think you must define that the electronic copy is the valid one, as opposed to a printed copy of the electronic file. Depending on how employees use their documents, this can be a source of problems, since many times we have found folks using a printed copy that is a couple revs behind! Maybe a statement that printed copies are reference docs while the electronic version is teh legitimate one.

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Neil
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posted 05 June 2001 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil   Click Here to Email Neil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just for insurance but a watermark across the electronic version on the intranet with "UNCONTROLLED COPY" or the like. If you really want to get fancy put "Valid For This Date Only followed by the actual date of printing". This ensures that the auditors will not be able to treat the occasional printed off version, which you can not easily control, as an official copy.

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posted 05 June 2001 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheryl   Click Here to Email Cheryl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our company did the same approximately 8 months ago, what we did is insert a footer that wil print on every page if printed out that reads: Reference copy only. File can be found on: (file and path)

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Marc Smith
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posted 05 June 2001 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Neil:

If you really want to get fancy put "Valid For This Date Only followed by the actual date of printing". This ensures that the auditors will not be able to treat the occasional printed off version, which you can not easily control, as an official copy.


I'm not sure it's particularly 'fancy', but I have seen this methond and I like it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Mike Murphy
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posted 05 June 2001 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Murphy   Click Here to Email Mike Murphy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, if you can do it, it's the way to go. We have our QSM, procedures, work instructions and all the necessary forms that you may need to use on our intranet. WE have had so for a few years now and everyone loves it, auditors included. We state in our procedures that a printed off copy is a reference copy and is valid only for the date that is printed in the document footer.

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Alf Gulford
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posted 05 June 2001 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alf Gulford   Click Here to Email Alf Gulford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We also use the footer with print date, but to avoid printing out a document late in the day and then having to do the same thing the next morning, ours prints both the date and time and states that the document is good for 24 hours. Just a variation that works well for us.

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Russ
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posted 05 June 2001 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ   Click Here to Email Russ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the good ideas. Just out of curiousity, how has everyone handled accessability for each department, especially those with 2nd & 3rd shift and no regular Supervisor.

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Jim Webb
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posted 06 June 2001 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Webb   Click Here to Email Jim Webb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To Russ, we are setting up our system with having someone trained in the off shifts on how to access our read only documents. Also Work Instructions for processes will have hard copies available in areas needing them, these will be the only controlled "hard" copies in existence.

To all, we too are using the footer note method of designating current copies of printed documents. However we state this copy as being good for three days from print date. Does anyone else use this length of time?

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Russ
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posted 07 June 2001 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ   Click Here to Email Russ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering, do I have to handle navigation on our HTML QM site as a change, or just the substance of the page? Any ideas on this? You guys have been a great help!

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posted 07 June 2001 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you change the navigation 'method' in an html site, I doubt this would be a 'change' issue. But then again - did you give training in accessing documents initially? Many companies do. If so, you will *probably* have to redo the training if the change is not 'intuitive'. Note that often 'training' for using a site to access documents is little more than a pdf file by e-mail explaining the basics. But again - it depends upon your company. This is as much a common sense issue as anything else.

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