Re: Order of menu commands.

Subject: Re: Order of menu commands.
From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:17:07 -0600

It's certainly not something that I feel comfortable saying out loud either.
However, given that techwr-l (rightly so) does not permit HTML-formatted
messages, there was no other way I could communicate it in my message. The
Windows Character Map application refers to it as a "Black Right-Pointing
Pointer" even though it neither barks nor has a tail. I suppose I could have
said "a triangle doohickey" though <grin>. For the sake of clarity, see

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From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 12:23 PM
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Order of menu commands.

> Mike Starr wrote:
>> "Choose the *Admin* module >>*Scheduling*>>*Room Maintenance*
>> menu item."
>> In addition, I have an autocorrect that changes the ">>" to a
>> single right-pointing triangular arrow symbol and
>> automatically formats the text using my Emphasis character style.
>> I prefer to write these sorts of things in a way that I'd
>> feel comfortable actually saying out loud and believe
>> (without having actually having done any research to validate
>> my belief) that readers will better understand what I write
>> if it's written that way.
> Hmm. I don't think I'd feel comfortable saying right-pointing triangular
> arrow symbols out loud.
> ;-)
> Richard
> ------
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
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> 303-777-0436


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