FW: Silly question on Word Styles

Subject: FW: Silly question on Word Styles
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 10:46:15 -0400

It's not a silly question, and Claire's answer is right on all counts.
Consider the tech writer who's hired some years hence to work with those
documents. Styles and templates save time and money, now and in the

Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Claire Conant
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:38 AM
> Subject: RE: Silly question on Word Styles
> > Arroxane Ullman wrote: Does the end-user care, notice, benefit, or
> > lose out if you choose to use/not use the style tricks?
> > no one else
> > notices or cares whether I set up, use, change, or ignore styles.
> Maybe, maybe not. My experience, though, tells me that using
> styles in Word benefits the end-user in many ways. It helps
> maintain page layout and appearance. It also helps prevent
> the dreaded Word Bloat (documents increasing to behemoth
> proportions).
> It also helps the writer by making it easier to apply styles
> and change the look of the document.

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