Re: Re[2]: Rhetorical question about formatting devices :-)

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Rhetorical question about formatting devices :-)
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 09:40:38 -0700 (PDT)

> if it has measles, and is distracting to the reader."
>
> This is one school of thought, but I'm not sure it's a trend.
> Personally, I resist the trend to remove such formatting. I


I also do not buy into reducing or removing text formatting because
some people don't like the effect. I don't do it for effect and to
be honest, effect is in the eyes of the beholder. What may be an
effect to a critic might be visual clues for the reader.

As Christine said, people don't read the page...they scan the page.

Anything I can do to help them zero in on a paragraph involving a
screen element, key, or command, the more useful the document,

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John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

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