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Subject:RE: Word Help (problem solved) From:Sharon Deitch <sharon -at- sintecmedia -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:17:43 +0200
Sue Gallagher asked:
> Am I just being curmudgeonly?
to which Sharon Burton-Hardin replied:
> No, you are NOT being a pain.
Count me in here!
I HATE seeing spaces and paragraph marks all over documents that cross my
computer. Given a choice, I'd also delete a resume that was not properly
formatted. I've often been tempted to write back and explain the problem,
but I never have.
I recently received a sample translation from a local company where, among
other sins, the translator had used spaces to line up paragraphs in tables
(instead of manual line-breaks, as were in the original). I told my boss
that there was no way we could accept that kind of shoddy work, especially
when plenty of others know how to work properly.
I used to tell my students that non-printing characters are characters
nonetheless, and that we mustn't discriminate against them just because we
can't see them on the page. Got a few laughs and helped drive the point
Good to know that I'm far from alone on this issue.
sharon -at- sintecmedia -dot- com
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