RE: Paragraph numbering - industry standard?

Subject: RE: Paragraph numbering - industry standard?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 09:29:39 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: eric.dunn
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 9:19 AM
> Subject: RE: Paragraph numbering - industry standard?

Hi Eric,

First, you said:

> Know what? Firstly, as a technical writer it's not really our
> place to "see the point". We have to give the
> customer/audience what they want...

Later, you said:

> ... I think unnumbered docs are unwieldy to use and produced by
> people putting style over substance, too lazy or incompetent to
> number, or who don't want their organizational failures to be
> made clear by numbering.

Isn't it possible that unnumbered docs, like numbered docs, are produced
by TWs who are "giving the customer/audience what they want"? Doesn't
sound like laziness or incompetence to me. Sounds like different
products for different customers, according to what they want.


Dan Goldstein

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