RE: Ig Nobel documentation

Subject: RE: Ig Nobel documentation
From: "Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:18:58 -0400

You are right, but that argument is basically nonsense. If I am visiting a
new city and not sure where I want to go, I will look at a map to get the
"lay of the land." To me, that is what an index is for an unfamiliar
document. The GPS (search functionality) won't help me much unless I am
already familiar with the city and already know what I am looking for.
Search is essential but it can be frustrating when it finds too much or too
little or gives irrelevant results.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com
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Subject: Re: Ig Nobel documentation

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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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
Re: Ig Nobel documentation: From: Peter Neilson

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