TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Well, Mike, my intention was to try and persuade Andrew to give you a
break, while at the same time granting legitimacy to his position, My
use of the phrase "anguishing over fonts" was an attempt to characterize
his perception of the situation. My point is that it is indeed foolish
to spend too much time on font choices, but at the same time, it isn't
something you want to do any old which way.
I am suggesting that you all try and meet somewhere in the middle.
From: Mike West [mailto:Mike -dot- West -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:01 PM
Subject: RE: Extremes
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Downing
> Folks, it seems like, once again, we're arguing two extreme positions
> when the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Yes, it's a bad idea to
> spend hours and hours anguishing over exactly what font to
> use while no
> content gets produced, but it's also a bad idea to use a font that's
> either difficult to read or inappropriate for a given situation.
Of the material you quoted, which one
represents an "extreme" position?
Did someone in this thread advocate
"anguishing" over font choices? I know I
didn't, so it must have been that extremist
Andrew Plato who did. I'll have to speak
to him sternly about that.
Wait a minute ... this wouldn't be one
of those straw-man thingies, would it?
Order RoboHelp X3 in December and receive $100 mail in rebate, FREE WebHelp
Merge Module and the new RoboPDF - add powerful PDF output functionality
to RoboHelp X3. Order online today at http://www.ehelp.com/techwr-l
Check out SnagIt - The Screen Capture Standard!
Download a free 30-day trial from http://www.techsmith.com/rdr/txt/twr
Find out what all the other tech writers, including Dan, already know!
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.