Re: Ig Nobel documentation

Subject: Re: Ig Nobel documentation
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:37:15 -0400

This is likely the popular judgment on indexes: "They are too much trouble to write well, and if created automatically, are not any better than a search mechanism. Nobody expects one any more."

On Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:28:47 -0400, Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

I am with you on all counts Lin. A good index is invaluable. First place I
go.

Bobbi

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 11:54 AM Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

People still index! At my current company, any document over about 20 pages
(not including covers, TOCs, generated lists and legal stuff) gets an
index. This is a first for me, and I've been enjoying learning how to
create a (hopefully) good index.

On a personal basis, if a PDF document has an index, that's the first place
I look if I'm trying to find information. TOC is second. Searching is
third.
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Ig Nobel documentation: From: Sion Lane
Re: Ig Nobel documentation: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Ig Nobel documentation: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Ig Nobel documentation: From: Lin Sims
Re: Ig Nobel documentation: From: Roberta Hennessey

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