RE: the marching T

Subject: RE: the marching T
From: Jim Cort <jcort -at- totaltel -dot- com>
To: "'techwrites'" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 16:15:40 -0500

If everyone knows it as the marching T, why wouldn't you call it that?
There's no harm in being informal if it helps clarity.

Don't take all this stuff so seriously.
Jim Cort
Technical Writer
Jcort -at- totaltel -dot- com <mailto:Jcort -at- totaltel -dot- com>

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy10th -at- aol -dot- com [SMTP:Kathy10th -at- aol -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 12:09 AM
Subject: (no subject)

Hello everyone,

I have a small problem.

I'm documenting procedures for a certain department. One of the
things they
do involves transmitting and receiving batch files. During the
of the batch file, a "T" slowly moves across the screen. Once it
reaches the
right side, it vanishes and reappears on the left to begin moving
across the
screen again. This continues until the transmission is complete.
The same
thing happens when you are receiving, only you get an "R" marching
across the
screen (cute, huh?). Since the process can take up to 45 minutes, I
need to
note it in my document.

But, what do I call it? Everyone here calls it the "marching T" (or
R, as
the case may be) but I don't feel good about that. I don't have
access to
the developers, so I can't ask them what they called it. And, I
don't really
want to describe it in detail as I did for you, because I need to
everything short and simple for this particular group of users.

I'm open to any suggestions you may have! Thank you.

Kathy Kurth
Technical Writer II
Graebel Companies, Inc.
kathy10th -at- aol -dot- com

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