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I start my documents as "NameOfDocument 000.doc" (or similar, depends on software being used.) Every time I start a writing/editing session on the document, I do a "Save As" and increment the number, before doing anything else. I find the Undo/Redo commands to be sufficient within a session. Exception: If I'm about to perform major surgery, e.g., ...


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I think git is a bit overkill, because you have to remember to commit it all the time it does not just happen like after a save. Options that I can think of Google Docs it has a Revision History view Microsoft word has Track Changes (I don't know much but one site I found ...


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I use git for fiction. Sometimes I'll save versions at various milestones, such as when I finish a chapter). But more often I forget, and save a version only when I finish a draft. Some other times that I save versions: Before and after I apply my editor's edits. When I finish creating a book cover, book interior file, or epub file. Whenever I want to try ...


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After reading the question and answer that Joel Bosveld linked to in his comment, I installed Git to do version control of the novel I was writing. If find the idea of version control intriguing, because I often rewrite parts of my fiction only to realize that a previous version contained some great phrases that I'd like to reuse but can not remember and ...


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FrameMaker, while being the old industry standard, does not support right-to-left languages. Madcap Flare has been touted for a years on the TECHWR-L forum as an alternative to FrameMaker. I have never used it, so I can't evaluate it. Adobe InDesign is getting better at working in the same space as FrameMaker, but it's not there yet.


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You might also want to have a look at New Novelist (http://www.newnovelist.com/). The software is set up to help you separate locations, characters etc. and also to pace your story according to the type of story it is.


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Others on this site have recommended Scrivener, and after looking over the features it might be what you are looking for. I am certainly going to purchase it for myself... as soon as I can(poor writer is poor).


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I use Aeon Timeline to keep track of chronology (it integrates well with Scrivener, which I use for writing), and I do everythong else on paper. Maybe this is because I did my first writing projects before the advent of the personal computer and had to type my first essays for university on a typewriter. To me, paper outlining has one gigantic advantage: ...



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