Re: Formatting Docs On-The-Fly

Subject: Re: Formatting Docs On-The-Fly
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:57:41 -0800 (PST)

Whether we are talking about writing style or
formatting, people move away from standards in order
to get "wiggle-room".


--- Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> You're not talking about formatting (other than the
> presence or absence of bullets). You're really
> talking
> about writing style. Bad writing is bad writing,
> whether
> it's done in a structured authoring environment or
> not.
> My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
> Fred Ridder
> Intel
> Parsippany, NJ
> >From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> >To: Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>,
> techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >Subject: Re: Formatting Docs On-The-Fly
> >Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:44:27 -0800 (PST)
> >
> >Char:
> >
> >If for example, the standard formatting calls for
> >right-size numbered steps (written in the active
> >voice), if I have "holes" in my understanding of
> the
> >subject matter, I can try and hide such by
> switching
> >to unnumbered (read: often non sequential), large
> >paragraphs written in puffed up, vague,
> >non-active-voice language.
> >
> >Rationale: If they can't establish the flow of it
> >and/or get specific with it, then maybe they will
> not
> >be able t see the holes in it. Happened all the
> time
> >at the DOD agency which I contracted at. (Often
> times
> >such text was prefixed with a statement like "The
> >procedure to do X is simple.")
> >
> >Tony Markos
> >
> >--- Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > I figure I'm missing something, because I don't
> see
> > > how reformatting
> > > something will hide the holes in the content.
> > >
> > > Char James-Tanny ~ JTF Associates, Inc. ~
> > >
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