Re: keeping the page count down?

Subject: Re: keeping the page count down?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "Hannah L. Drake" <hannah -dot- drake -at- formulatrix -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:38:21 -0700

"It also briefly describes how to use those query results" doesn't
sound like it would make much sense in a separate document. Plus if
it's brief it's not going to do much to address the complaint.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Hannah L. Drake
<hannah -dot- drake -at- formulatrix -dot- com> wrote:
> I understand what you're saying, but there's two distinct topics in one
> document.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+hannah -dot- drake=formulatrix -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+hannah -dot- drake=formulatrix -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:23 PM
> To: TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: Re: keeping the page count down?
>
> The doc is only too long if it contains unnecessary material customers have
> to wade through to get to the necessary information. Splitting such a doc
> into two parts would make even more work for the customer.
>
> If the content is all necessary, the person complaining that the doc is too
> long doesn't understand the audience or is in some other way unqualified to
> comment on the matter.
>
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Hannah L. Drake
> <hannah -dot- drake -at- formulatrix -dot- com> wrote:
>> Would it? Perhaps then you'd only need one of them.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: techwr-l-bounces+hannah -dot- drake=formulatrix -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+hannah -dot- drake=formulatrix -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- c
>> om] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
>> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:59 PM
>> To: TECHWR-L Writing
>> Subject: Re: keeping the page count down?
>>
>> If the doc is really too long, splitting it in two would just make
>> things worse.
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Hannah L. Drake
>> <hannah -dot- drake -at- formulatrix -dot- com> wrote:
>>> Maybe you should split it into two documents. ...

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Follow-Ups:

References:
keeping the page count down?: From: Debbi Crum
RE: keeping the page count down?: From: Lynne Wright
RE: keeping the page count down?: From: Hannah L. Drake
Re: keeping the page count down?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: keeping the page count down?: From: Hannah L. Drake
Re: keeping the page count down?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: keeping the page count down?: From: Hannah L. Drake

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