Re: showing text correlation - other than by color ?

Subject: Re: showing text correlation - other than by color ?
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:14:32 -0600

Is there a possibility you could draw a line between corresponding
sections? If so, you could circle the relevant text or even use a really
light color to show the correspondences. If you could add the line, you
could use the same highlight for all of them.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
wrote:

> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> Just looking for alternative ideas for showing logical correlation between
> two big sections of text from two different docs. The goal is to show that
> doc-1 and doc-2 are basically equivalent.
>
> As the text was given to me, itâs in a 2-column, 1-long-row table: doc-1
> on the left, doc-2 on the right. (The text in the table isnât the full text
> of either doc; itâs just the relevant portions of doc-1 and doc-2 that
> discuss the same concepts.) The corresponding portions are
> color-highlighted. So thereâre gray, hello, green, etc. portions in both
> columns, where the gray sections discuss one point, the green another, etc.
>
> It looks very jarring, thatâs for sure. Plus there are all sorts of
> color-blindness considerations, and itâs hard to read.
>
> I thought of simply breaking it up into separate rows (the selected text
> is in the same order for both docs, not interleaved throughout), which is
> much easier to read and parse. But it loses a lot of the visual impact
> showing how closely the docs correlate.
>
> Anyone have any other ideas?
>
> -Monique
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