Hard vs. Soft return

Subject: Hard vs. Soft return
From: "Shannon Wade" <SWade -at- daktronics -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:16:04 -0500

Random question that I'm sure will generate some heated debate.

I'm using Word 2007 for manuals. I know. Throw things at me later. My question is:

Disregarding software manuals, would there be a reason, other than avoiding leaving a single word on a line, to use a soft return? I write only product manuals (e.g. Insert tab A into slot B for honziwiggle products.) I know that there are benefits to using soft returns for software manuals, but, again, I don't write software manuals. Please help settle this debate.

I'm on digest, so replies to the list and my email would be appreciated.

Shannon Wade
swade -at- daktronics -dot- com


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