RE: Document Sampling

Subject: RE: Document Sampling
From: "Harry Bacheler" <hbacheler -at- geo -dot- census -dot- gov>
To: "Paul Hanson" <PHanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 12:07:14 -0500

Paul, et al.

If you have MS Word, you can print out the styles contained in a document.

Use the ;following steps:

1) Open a MS Word Document
2) Select "File"
3) Select "Print"
4) At the bottom LEFT of the Print screen you will see "Print What?" with
a selection window.
Normally, you will see "Document"
5) Click on the "Arrow"
6) Click on "Style"
7) Click on "OK"

Your printout will show the various styles, and the attributes of the
styles.

You can do this with as many documents that you want to use as your sample.

After you have collected your samples, you can analyze the 'styles' and
define a
preferred set of styles that you can put into the 'Normal.dot' style.

I cannot give you a statistical number for the sample count, but you can
probably see a
common thread in the styles associated with your documents.

I believe that this will also work in WordPerfect, but I do not use WP
enough to know
the steps.

Hope this helps.

Harry M. Bacheler, Jr.
Consultant
VGS, Inc.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-20951 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-20951 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Paul Hanson
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 January, 2000 10:54 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Document Sampling
>
>
> ----- snip ------
>
>
> So my question is about document sampling. I thought if I took a number
> of documents and looked at them, I could create a style guide that would
> encompass most every situation I would encounter. Is there an equation
> or rule of thumb that would give me a mathematically sound sampling of
> these documents?
>
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> Paul
>
>





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