Re: scaling down a document?

Subject: Re: scaling down a document?
From: "M Page" <mpage -at- csl -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 09:31:54 +0100

I'm with Dick on this one. Make sure you understand your brief. In addition
to updating, do they want you to edit, or reformat, or both?

It could be both: One good way of making a physically smaller document
whilst maintaining font size is to hack out all the excess verbiage, turn
around passive sentences and remove redundancies such as in "To X the Y,
Click on the Y you want to X".

You can also cut out pointless illustrations of dialogue boxes, e.g. you
don't really need pictures of every "Do you want to do this?
Yes/No/Cancel/OK" box.

It's amazing how you can shrink a document when you cut out the stuff that
isn't actually information.

Have a good weekend
(I intend to)

"Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net> wrote in message news:235049 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Have you been explicitly told to produce the SAME document in a smaller
> physical format? Or is it possible the assignment is actually to produce
> a shorter document (through judicious editing to remove excess verbiage
> and information-free screen shots, perhaps)?
> I think that if there is any doubt in your mind about whether you
> understood the assignment correctly, you should settle this question
> ---
> [This E-mail scanned for viruses at]



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