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Subject:RE: Back to the Dark Ages. From:"Margaret Secara" <margaret -dot- secara -at- alphather -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 19 Jun 2002 09:14:21 -0700
I didn't like it at all! Fonts don't distract me. I pick one at the beginning of the assignment (usually the same one as last time) and just use it. Over time I have settled on fonts and headings and margins and a general doc layout that pleases me and my clients and/or managers and that's it. No distraction.
Working in long hand isn't like working in Notepad. Someone who barely knows me has to decipher my handwriting including changes of mind and scratch-outs, with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back, and turn it into something I have to read and mark up and UPDATE and return--how many times--and hope for the best.
A question for those who used pencil and paper and then sent their
writing to the word processor: did you like it better when you were
able to concentrate on the writing and not be distracted by fonts and
graphics and headers and footers and page numbering and master documents
and print drivers and operating systems because someone else handled all
Or do you like it better being in control of every aspect with the tools?
Marlene, who is fussing with Flash right now and not writing much at
all. . .
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