I just finished uploading some minor revisions to the PRECUT Nondisclosure Agreement. It was a little bit of a pain, because I had to update four different Microsoft Word documents (three of which are posted only as PDFs) to make sure they stayed in sync:
- The PRECUT NDA itself;
- The Curator’s Notes, which contains the commentary as well as additional clauses for possible use in a custom addendum;
- The Confidentiality Provisions addendum, which is designed to be attached to another agreement; and
- The Word document containing just the clauses in the NDA and Curator’s Notes, for easy editing into a custom stand-alone agreement.
I’ve tried various ways of maintaining a single “master” version of each clause and its commentary, but nothing worked out too well. If I were really technical, I could probably hack together some kind of database that output to RTF and PDF files; maybe someday.