Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?

Subject: Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:48:51 -0400 is possible that he'd heard that your writing environment was
multi-user and for some reason he thought he was in on it...that he didn't
understand the process?

It seems that his kind of assumption requires him to think there was
something different than the normal setup.

> At the time, we were creating our documents in AuthorIT, and publishing
> them in Word format for technical review, to a shared drive on which
> only we-the-authors had write/edit permissions. The reviewers would
> then read the read-only manuals and give us a list of changes to roll
> into the AIT source.
> A couple of days before release, I got an urgent mail from a developer
> complaining that none of his changes were incorporated in the latest
> version of the manual. There was no trace of any request for changes,
> so I asked when he'd sent them.
> He hadn't. He'd copied the Word version to his own computer, made all
> the edits, and... err, that was it, really.
> I still sometimes wonder what he was thinking.
> Sarah
> --
> 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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