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Subject:RE: What comes after Appendix Z From:John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> Date:Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:16:29 -0400
My point was that customers ask for things because they dont know better
and they're asking for ways because with their limited knowledge it makes
sense. Ask me that many appen sections and Ill attempt to ascertain what
the real issue is. That many appen sections is a nightmare for everybody.
To me, an appendix section is a close relative to misc.
On Jul 28, 2015 2:22 PM, "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> This sounds like trolling, John. Sorry.
> Joyce knows her business. Her question and the situation are perfectly
> reasonable. Writers encounter this kind of thing all the time.
> Personally I would go with AA, BB, CC, as others have said.
> Replies like below cast questions on credibility.
> On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 4:30 AM, John Posada wrote:
> And if they instruct you to use a smiley face inplace of every s? Why
> would a customer arbitrarily define the number of Apends? "John...I want 43
> Apends because this month is my 43rd wedding anv...you figure out what to
> put in them."
> On Jul 24, 2015 3:45 PM, <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com> wrote:
> > You canât imagine it? Try to imagine that your customer says 28
> > appendices is what they want and they wonât consider other options.
> > Then try to imagine the consequences of refusing to do what the
> > check-signing customer requires and what your review-writing manager
> > wants you to give the check-signers.
> > Accepting the decisions of those who write the checks doesnât make me
> > a poor tech writer or a meek one. If you have the power to walk away
> > from decisions you donât like, congratulations. I have bills to pay
> > and an employer I choose to satisfy.
> > *From:* John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
> > *Sent:* Friday, July 24, 2015 10:24 AM
> > *To:* Fetterman, Joyce @ PRG - DISPLAYS
> > *Cc:* Tech Writers
> > *Subject:* Re: What comes after Appendix Z
> > More than 26 appends? Can't imagine it. I start rewriting when it goes
> > over 5
> > On Jul 20, 2015 7:08 PM, <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com> wrote:
> > After many years as a tech writer, for the first time I have a
> > document with more than 26 appendices. How do you identify appendices
> > after Appendix Z? My first inclination is to use Appendix AA, but
> > figured it was worth asking in case someone has come up with a better
> > option or a reason why using AA isn't a good idea.
> > Thanks.
> > Joyce Fetterman
> > Technical Writer
> > L-3 Communications Display Systems
> > 770-346-8255
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