RE: Another terminology question

Subject: RE: Another terminology question
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- pixelink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 10:59:07 -0400

Tammy Van Boening asked:

> I am leaning towards generating a
> report since "run a report" sounds a little like a cliche or
> "jargony" but
> just to cover all bases, I also thought that I would put in a
> cross-reference in my index that says "Running a report" -
> see "Generating", but. . .
> Thoughts at all on this?

This is similar to the "appears" versus "displays" argument.

One runs a program to generate a report. The report is the final product;
it is not something to be run. Try this angle: Think of the report as a
summary. A summary is not run, it is generated.

How about "Creating a report"? That seems to cover both bases.

Cheers ... Kim
kim.roper at


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