Reference books you use the most

Subject: Reference books you use the most
From: "Lutey Amanda L" <LuteyAmandaL -at- JohnDeere -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:52:37 -0600

>Subject: Reference books you use the most
>From: "Nealon, Jessica" <Jessica -dot- Nealon -at- McKesson -dot- com>
>Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 11:03:16 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 38

>I've been reading all the entries for this subject with great interest and
>just have one question: Among all the thesauri and dictionaries, doesn't
>anyone (Word users, particularly) use SHIFT + F7 when they need a word?
>get a list of synonyms. I have always found it to be all I need. Does
>make me an amateur? :-)

I stopped using Word's thesaurus when I discovered that a lot of words that
used to be in it were removed because they had been determined to be

I get prickly about anything that has the faintest whiff of censorship. I
can make my own judgements about what words are appropriate to use, I don't
need my software to do that.

> Amanda L. Lutey
> Publications Information Specialist
> John Deere Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division
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> *Internet:
> "Technical writers are trained to reveal almost nothing about
> themselves in their writings. This makes them freaks in the world of
> writers . . ." -Vonnegut

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