Re: Overuse of Bulleted Lists

Subject: Re: Overuse of Bulleted Lists
From: "George F. Taylor" <gtaylor3 -at- CALSTATELA -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 16:04:04 -0600

In-Reply-To: Re: Overuse of Bulleted Lists, From: Ron Miller <RSMH -at- AO

1. Bullets are not much of an improvement for large text blocks unless
they provide some discernible pattern and/or improve communication
between writer and reader. The white space helps - but not much!
2. How do bullets provide a way to locate information at a glance if
there is no cognitive hook?!
3. Graphically, bulleted lists are not far removed from the use of capital
letters and underlining used when we used typewriters.
George

>Sorry, but I must disagree. I like to use bulleted lists for the following
>reasons: > >* prevents large blocks of text. > >* provides a way to locate
information at glance > >* makes it easier for the reader. > >This should get
us off on a tangent.


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