We had to work hard this week to round up the hundred-some documents for our solution’s design. These are done in formatted Microsoft Word documents with imbedded tables and several fonts, and then posted onto Microsoft SharePoint. (SharePoint enables users that collaborate on documents to access them via the intranet).
So what went wrong? Well, we found that documents checked out of SharePoint and checked back in again, lose their formatting. So Big Bold Headings now disappeared into the body of the text on the pages, and indented sections are flush against the left margin. It took a lot of time to fix – too much time, and in the end we chose substance over style. We will fix the formatting later. Grrr.