Re: Business case for dual monitors

Subject: Re: Business case for dual monitors
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Gail Ludvigson <gcludvigson -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:56:46 -0400

Gail Ludvigson wrote:
> As the sole writer/editor for my team, I have been asked to make a business case for why I need 2 monitors.

If you are using Structured Framemaker without two monitors you are
spending *far* too much time switching between the structured view and
the page view.

If you are working on anything where you need to see the document and
the application that you are documenting simultaneously, then either two
monitors or two separate CPUs, each with a monitor or two, can be helpful.

An alternative is to print everything out on paper, and use the printed
copy as your second monitor, something you probably already do. It
involves a lot of time walking back and forth to the not-always-working
printer, but the exercise is good for you, and some things that you
won't see on a monitor screen will literally leap off the printed page.
(When I say literally, I mean figuratively.) Also good for taking the
printed copy to the reluctant reviewer, and standing there in front of
his desk, twiddling your obvious thumbs.

An extra monitor saves trees, if you believe that paper comes from
irreplaceable sequoias.


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