Re: Localization Question

Subject: Re: Localization Question
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 13:05:38 +0530

Sorry for the late response, guys, was away from the Net for some
time. Work can be a bad thing.. :-)

Al, Lou, Dick: Thank you for the responses.

Lou, I've used personification to a certain extent, but have been
wondering whether that's what "grown-up" writers do :-) Now I know
there *are* other people who do this. I agree, it's one way of really
cutting down on words. Also, repetitive use of the phrase "the
program" tends to annoy me. It's got a name, and I use that name in
the doc.

Dick: That's a frightening prospect, describing a huge and cluttered
web page. One of my co-writers faced that same prospect some time ago,
and funnily enough, we decided to follow the same "number them and
explain each numbered area" approach. Hardly original, of course, but
Lou's advice is good, IMHO; we're already following that method.

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) which offers a few different styles of number callouts ready for
dumping on a screen capture. It has other, nifty, features too. If
someone else has mentioned this recently, pardon me.


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