Re: What is the section in a publication...

Subject: Re: What is the section in a publication...
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 10:34:41 -0800

Uh-uh. Not for when you're trying to explain the conventions you're using
for 1) steps the user is to follow, 2) stuff they're to enter from the
keyboard, and so forth. The user nededs this info upfront, not as any sort
of afterthought.

Again, *Conventions Used* (or some such) always seemed to work just
fine.

> Chris

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Technical Writing Plus <
doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> Afterword? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afterword
>
> How about Postscript? I am not sure whether this one fits the bill exactly
> either though.
>
> Some others said 'colophon' and that makes sense, except that it does sound
> really high falllutin'.
>
> The Wikipedia article on book design might be helpful too.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_design
>
> It sounds as though you are looking for the name of the little statement
> that is like this: 'This booklet was produced with Xerox Publish! using 12
> pt Arial and 12 pt TNR'. I forgot what that statement is called; it seems
> that it used to be in manuals, somewhere in the 'front matter' years ago,
> but they don't stick to the convention anymore.
>
> If that statement went in the front somewhere then it could not be called
> an
> afterword I suppose; colophon sounds right.
>
> Jim Jones
>
> Ps John, I sent you a couple of messages off-list about the nl of the NYC
> STC chapter. I have a (Not so well-maintained) blog about cartooning at
> cartoons-jim.blogspot.com. My sketches on that page exhibit a certain
> aspect
> of my style.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:53 AM
> To: List, Techwriter
> Subject: What is the section in a publication...
>
> that describes the font, layout application, and everything about how
> the publication is designed and formatted.
>
> I thought I knew the answer, but a search on Google only give me
> millions of pages on cookware...
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What is the section in a publication...: From: John Posada
RE: What is the section in a publication...: From: Technical Writing Plus

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