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I wonder if there are any use cases of TeX/LaTeX for ISO quality system documentation. I understand that the basic classes would suffice for logical document structuring, but I'm just wondering if someone could have written a class or package for such an application.

I am looking into something more like a document management system integrated with LaTeX.

What aspect of document management am I looking at, for example?
Quality systems have a lot of documents that cross-reference each other. For example, Q01 - Quality Manual and a five dozen other documents mention T01 - Test Procedure A somewhere in the body text and also in its References section. If, sometime in the future, T01 - Test Procedure A changes its title to T01 - Steps In Performing Procedure A, obviously it will be tedious work to look through the other documents that reference T01. Of course, this might require re-compiling the other documents, but that's surely better than wading through them one by one.

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Do you have a example of such a document (like a pdf)? – Johan Oct 22 '10 at 5:33
The update seems to me to be a whole new question. Maybe you would like to accept Will's answer and ask afresh? – Charles Stewart Oct 22 '10 at 8:29
I guessed so, too. Thanks for the guidance. The new question is here: How do I keep cross-references across several documents accurate? – Kit Oct 22 '10 at 13:29
up vote 8 down vote accepted

You may be interested in Peter Wilson's iso package. From the readme:

The iso class is for typesetting ISO International Standard documents according to the requirements specified in "ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, Rules for the structure and drafting of International Standards. (Fourth edition, 2001)".

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If the cross-reference integrity checking is the only problem, may be the package xr in CTAN would be of help.

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