Re: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?

Subject: Re: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 09:59:05 -0400

Lynne has a point; if your new hire cannot understand basic Windows file
management and requires a crutch in order to do her job, how in the world
is that person going to comprehend anything more complex?

Further, what happens when everyone gets a system upgrade and the person
isn't permitted to use Fences? Or gets on someone else's machine and can't
find anything without the crutch?

How about when trying to explain to anyone else where a given file is
located, or vice versa?

<snarkiness on>

It's a good thing the person isn't demanding to be able to use M$ Bob as
her Windows shell.

*"Wait! Where's the cute little doggie on your desktop?"*

<snarkiness off>

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On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
wrote:

> Wanting to use her own file-management tool isn't really a problem, but
> her attitude is. If she is an absolute tech writing novice but is unwilling
> to listen to the advice of the person who is trying to train her, she's
> going to be a complete nightmare.
>
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> I almost can't believe I am writing this. We hired an internal candidate
> into a tech writer position. I am trying to mentor/train her. We'll be
> dealing with Word documents on Windows machines.
>
> I want her to set up a folder structure to manage the files she'll be
> handling. I suggest Windows Explorer as the "right tool" for doing so.
> Instead, she wants to keep everything on her desktop and use a software
> called "Fences" to manage everything.
>
> I think this is a really bad idea. Am I wrong?
>
> I try to be easygoing and offer "suggestions" rather than dictate things,
> but am losing patience.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bob
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Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?: From: Emoto
RE: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?: From: Wright, Lynne

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