Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual

Subject: Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:31:29 -0400

Vincent...were the changes made to you or to a document that was supposed to
go out?

If it was to go out, then the problem isn't with the person who made the
changes, but with the process. In any gig where the writers were responsible
for publishing the final, it NEVER went out from any group except with tech
pubs having the last say.

OTOH, I've regularly sent docs for technical review to 10 or more since some
documents touch on multiple development groups. I would have been pleased if
the only issues were images falling off and mixed fonts.

If the normal process was to send it out without tech pubs stamp of
approval, use this as the ammunition to get the process changed.
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Latella, Vincent
<VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>wrote:

> John,
>
> Content is certainly king, but I don't think that aesthetics should be
> ignored. Even if the instructions and screenshots are correct, the
> latter shouldn't be falling off pages.
>
> I wouldn't have minded at all if the person changing the document had
> just made sure that images weren't falling off pages, *or* if they had
> made the changes and let me know so that I could format everything
> properly. In fact, in either case, I'd have been very happy. (In this
> instance however, I found out about the change when I was talking to him
> at his desk, and I saw the altered document sitting there.)
>
> Regardless, I didn't say anything. We're a tight group here, and we all
> get along pretty well, so there's no sense in ruffling feathers because
> of a brief moment of dissatisfaction. Stuff happens.
>
>
>
> --
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> NYMetro STC President
>
> "The Americans will always do the right thing after they have exhausted all
> the alternatives."
> ---Winston Churchill
>
> Looking for the next gig.
>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Downing, David
RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Latella, Vincent
What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: John Posada
RE: What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Latella, Vincent

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