Re: Is Word Formatting in End-User docs important? [was:Word Help (pr oblem solved)]

Subject: Re: Is Word Formatting in End-User docs important? [was:Word Help (pr oblem solved)]
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 11:17:28 -0800

Dan Emory wrote:

> But Shaeffer's comment was about tools, not function. Of course,
> the function (the need for formatting) still exists, and in fact grows
> more sophisticated, which is precisely what happened when
> electronic calculators replaced the slide rule. In the future, a
> writer might describe how (s)he participated in the development
> of format rules in an EDD, or in the development of XSL middleware
> that structures and formats information according to the end-user's
> specifications.

I could be wrong, but it looked to me as if the orignal post was
conflating tools and functions, too.

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