RE: For references or directives, do you say where/why and then what/how, or vice versa?

Subject: RE: For references or directives, do you say where/why and then what/how, or vice versa?
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:20:35 +0000

I agree... its more or less a universal standard that numbers on a graphic are associated to callout entries that are listed in numerical order right after the graphic.

Not that using letters isn't fine; but I certainly wouldn't start changing all my callout numbers to letters on the very remote chance that somebody might get confused.

I think sometimes we create more work for ourselves by overthinking things.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On Behalf Of John Allred
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Subject: Re: For references or directives, do you say where/why and then what/how, or vice versa?

The use of numbers for callouts is a long-standing practice that I agree with. Yes, âsome peopleâ will fail to understand the simplest of instructions. Can that be remedied through changing conventions?


On Aug 17, 2018, at 9:42 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> ...

> My current preference (subject to change with better data) is to use
> letters as callouts on the graphic and refer the reader to that
> callout letter. This was after much grumbling on my part, since my
> preference is to use numbers, not letters, but the argument that the
> reader could interpret the callout number as being associated with a
> numbered step was enough to convince me to change my ways.
>
>


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For references or directives, do you say where/why and then what/how, or vice versa?: From: Lin Sims
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Re: For references or directives, do you say where/why and then what/how, or vice versa?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: For references or directives, do you say where/why and then what/how, or vice versa?: From: Lin Sims
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