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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 439--441

Collaborative writing: Tools and tips


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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.37078

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Majority of technical writing is done by groups of experts and various web based applications have made this collaboration easy. Email exchange of word processor documents with tracked changes used to be the standard technique for collaborative writing. However web based tools like Google docs and Spreadsheets have made the process fast and efficient. Various versioning tools and synchronous editors are available for those who need additional functionality. Having a group leader who decides the scheduling, communication and conflict resolving protocols is important for successful collaboration.






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