RE: New writer looking for advice

Subject: RE: New writer looking for advice
From: Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:25:50 -0500

When I am documenting software, I have the system I'm documenting on one
monitor and the tool I'm using to write the content on the second monitor.

The idea for a third monitor came from seeing a co-worker who writes a lot
of functional specs. I've witnessed him using two of his three monitors like
I do and the third one for monitoring emails.


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Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 2:21 PM
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Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice

Why would a tech writer need two monitors, let alone three, which sounds
like an ergonomic nightmare?

I can only look in one place at a time and I can context-switch with
keyboard shortcuts and my KVM switch as fast as I could look at a different
screen. Large displays with 16:9 aspect ratios provide such huge desktops
that I can treat them like two displays anyway.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
wrote:
> If you are using 3 (or more!) monitors, I'd be curious about the specs
> for that device. My current laptop graphics card only supports 2
> monitors. I am in the market for a new laptop for my daughter to take
> to college in fall 2015. I'd like to get her one that supports 3
> monitors in case she finds out she needs that capability.
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References:
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: carolyn223 palo
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Mike Starr
RE: New writer looking for advice: From: Paul Hanson
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston

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