RE: Someone to do the "donkey work"

Subject: RE: Someone to do the "donkey work"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 11:34:34 -0500

I always say, "No job too big or too small."

Still, there might be an automated process to brighten your day and
impress your friends. Are you working in Acrobat, the source app that
the PDFs were generated from, or...?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Downing, David
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 11:22 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Someone to do the "donkey work"
>
> I'm currently in the midst of doing a task that has to be
> done as part of the process of preparing a manual to submit
> to our editor -- and which seems like it's something the
> writers shouldn't be stuck doing. (Actually, the department
> manager and the editor used to do it, but then they decided
> each writer should do it for their own manuals.) The task is
> to locate every manual reference and add the proper hyperlink
> by then locating the PDF name of the referenced manual and
> pasting that in as the hyperlink. It can take a long time and
> it seems like the kind of "donkey work" that ought to be
> relegated to a data entry person. Of course, we don't have
> the budget to bring in a data entry person.
>
> Anyway, I was wondering how other folks here handled this
> sort of situation. If you're an employee, so you have someone
> in your department to do the donkey work? If you're a
> contractor, do you farm out the donkey work to someone?
>

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Someone to do the "donkey work": From: Downing, David

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