Re: Final Doc Review

Subject: Re: Final Doc Review
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 07:26:13 -0500

Chris Fitzgerald wrote:
> In our department, once our manuals are ready to print, the Tech. Pubs. Manager
> reviews the doc. for several "last minute" edits. We just changed managers and
> our new manager wants this to be done on-line (e.g., I give him the printed
> doc, and he makes necessary changes right in the file.)
> I don't like this idea for several reasons:
> 1.The formatting is so sensitive (manual page breaks, screen sizes, etc.) that
> a change of say an orphaned term would adjust the formatting.
> 2. Because he's so new to the company, I would like to see his redlines first
> (e.g., He might think that something is incorrect even though it's not). I'm
> also fairly new, but I know my material that I'm writing. He, on the other
> hand, does not.
> His argument is that it will save time. I would be for accepting this help, I
> suppose, if I trusted his judgment.

Send him a polite memo on the formatting issue: He is the boss. Let him
play. the first disaster will be on him.
Just a short thought, why is your formatting so edit sensitive?


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you soon realize they both like it
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