RE: New writer looking for advice

Subject: RE: New writer looking for advice
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tritech -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:29:31 +0000

I often use 3 monitors.

- Sometimes I need to compare and/or copy and paste content from one app (which could be in Word or Framemaker or RoboHelp) to another.

- If I'm creating drawings or figures, its better using one of my big desktop monitors, as opposed to my laptop screen; plus I often need to refer to information in the Frame doc to get names, etc correct in callouts.

- And I'm also constantly having to monitor/manage my email; and sometimes be using other admin programs (like Excel).

With all that going on, I may have half a dozen app windows open at the same time that I am more or less working in simultaneously. A LOT easier to do with multiple monitors to spread it all out on.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tritech -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tritech -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: April-17-15 3:21 PM
To: TECHWR-L Writing
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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