RE: keeping the page count down?

Subject: RE: keeping the page count down?
From: "Hannah L. Drake" <hannah -dot- drake -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Lauriston'" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:46:00 -0400

Well, if it's brief, is it really necessary? I suppose this is all theoretical anyway since we don't have the actual document to discuss/analyze!

It could be a lot more basic, as in, no matter which way you're facing your back is always turned on half of the world.

Or, maybe it was an odd way for the person to flirt with you.

-----Original Message-----
From: robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:38 PM
To: Hannah L. Drake; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: Re: keeping the page count down?

"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- c
> om] 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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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
Re: keeping the page count down?: From: Robert Lauriston

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