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My description was incomplete in leaving out that we are to follow the layout of the European manuals, but use U.S. letter-size ( 8 1/2x11-inch) paper.
My job is to take data from European documentation that is similar to what we need for a product here, revise it as needed, and make it available in U.S. size 3-ring binders (again, on letter-size paper).
-------------- Original message from "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>: --------------
> If you are to remain consistent with the standards of your company in
> Germany, wouldn't the size of the tabs and your docs also be an issue
> since Europeans use A4 rather than 8.5" x 11"?
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> Subject: special tabbed section dividers
> A large portion of the tech dcs I produce are based on what is produiced
> by my company's home office in Cologne, Germany.
> Those 3-ring binders include 8-section tabbed dividers which run from
> "0" thru "7". And there are miscellaneous references throughout the
> binder to Section 0.
> In the limited time I've been here -- as the company's first and only
> tech writer in the U.S. as a contractor -- I've been asked to remain
> consistent with the home office format for our books even in the U.S.
> In looking for these European-style tabs, I found that they are
> special-order merchandise; one vendor quoted me a price of $3.49 per set
> (which includes a plate charge) and a job setup fee of $50, with a
> minimum quantity of 500 sets.
> I somehow don't think my supervisor will go for this, considering that
> we're paying $2.33 per set for off-the-shelf 8-section tabbed dividers
> in the standard 1-thru-7 format in boxes of 24 sets per box.
> Is anybody on this list aware of off-the-shelf 8-section tabbed dividers
> which run from "0" thru "7" at a more competitive price?
> -- Kenpo in Atlanta
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