[pmwiki-users] Using PmWiki for authoring a book
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Thu Aug 24 05:22:06 CDT 2006
> Some colleagues and I ara planning a textbook, and one of the ideas
> that came up was to use a wiki to collaborate on the text. Does
> anybody have experience in this direction?
> I have downloaded PmWiki and have just started looking at it. With my
> very limited experience with the subject I am wondering how to set it
> up. At least part of the project would have to be at least password
> protected against unwanted editing, perhaps invisible to other that
> the authors as well.
> Any suggestions as to how to set the thing up?
Wikis in general are ideal for collaborative text editing. Since all
revisions are preserved people can go ahead an alter stuff, without
worrying about potentially losing anything. It's also easy to compare
edits side by side.
You might want to consider dividing the text into sections according to
who can edit/view it. You can then assign each section to a wiki Group,
which can have appropriate edit/view permissions.
You can assign permissions on a per page, or per wiki group basis. So
just about any combination of edit/view permissions is possible.
However, you need to think about exactly what you want to achieve before
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