RE: "back" in MS Word

Subject: RE: "back" in MS Word
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:01:29 -0700

Peter Neilson wrote:

> Combs, Richard wrote:
> > Maybe I'm misunderstanding your request. But if you want this in your
> final output for the benefit of your readers, can't you just make "[back]"
> a cross-reference to the original paragraph?
> Unless there's some kind of requirement that the deliverable be in MS
> Word, it would seem more sense to be handing out HTML or some other
> format that better supports the notion of going back somewhere.
> Why would anybody want to deliver MS Word files to the folks that have
> to read the stuff?

Just to be clear, my response wasn't predicated on delivering Word files (and I strongly discourage using Word files as a deliverable). I'm assuming that the deliverable is a PDF or online help, in which Word's cross-references become working hyperlinks.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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