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Subject:Re: Getting input into the style guide From:Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 24 May 2001 11:29:58 -0700 (PDT)
> One of the first things she said
> when she looked at it was: "Oh, of course you didn't know, because the style
> guide wasn't available, but we've agreed that all documentation produced by
> us has to be in Arial."
Sounds like the decision has already been made. Change your template and move
Generally, if your new to a job, don't try to change everything.
As much as I hate rigid styles, when the decision is made, accept it and get on
to more important stuff. Every writer has a different perception of what makes
documents more readable. You could mire yourself into a pit of permanent
in-action with such debates.
And its rarely worth the debate. You'll likely just piss off other people who
find such stuff phenomenally petty.
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