RE: Can I Automatically Insert Section Breaks?

Subject: RE: Can I Automatically Insert Section Breaks?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:18:35 -0600

Edgar D' Souza wrote:

> a) I posted the answer, the macro.
> b) The OP seems to either be ignoring it, or didn't get it.
> c) I searched the archives, and didn't find my post in there.
> In fact, I searched for "section break" and didn't get any
> hits, either.
> d) If my mails are not being seen by the list, I'm wasting
> time and effort typing them. If they're being ignored, ditto.
> I in no way threatened the list or its members, I merely a
> simple statement: I would stop wasting my time if either of
> the foregoing was true.

I don't understand where the notion of a threat came from either. And I
understand the frustration of having provided a definitive answer that
seemed to be completely ignored -- I've been there. :-)

That said, Edgar, you can easily ensure that you always know if your
post made it to the list. Go to, log in, and scroll
down to "Your TECHWR-L Subscription Options." The 4th option is "Receive
your own posts to the list?" Apparently, your subscription is set to No
(the default is Yes, so you probably changed this at some point). Change
it to Yes and click "Submit My Changes."

I like receiving my own messages to:

(a) Put them in the context of the conversation, not just in the
isolation of my Sent Items folder.

(b) Be sure they made it to the list and see when. In the last few
months, I've seen delays of up to several hours and occasionally a day,
so it's good to know what's happening -- or not, as the case may be.

BTW, these intermittent delays are sometimes reflected in the archives
and sometimes not. On some occasions when I haven't received any
messages from the list for a long time, I've checked the archives and
found new messages there that only arrived in my inbox much later.

Of course, the server makes up for its occasional lapses by periodically
resending a bunch of messages, too. Isn't that fun? Maybe the (ahem)
change in management will lead to fewer of these glitches.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word features support for every major Help
format plus PDF, HTML and more. Flexible, precise, and efficient content
delivery. Try it today!

Easily create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to any popular Help file format or printed documentation. Learn more at

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- infoinfocus -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: RE: Open vs Appear, Yet Again (was: "RE: WG: Newbie question - GUI terminology")
Next by Author: RE: Compressing PDF Size
Previous by Thread: Re: Can I Automatically Insert Section Breaks?
Next by Thread: Re: Can I Automatically Insert Section Breaks?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads