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I think you all are missing the point of an online review. Reviewers
don't CHANGE the documents, they edit like always. Their marks go
back to the writer as usual. Otherwise what's the point of giving it
back to the writer at all.
If you are confused about online editing, I urge you to please check
out Word's revision mode... perhaps one of the best features of Word
that's never used. Such a pity... Microsoft does something right and
we ignore it.
---Pat Anderson <panders -at- AW -dot- SGI -dot- COM> wrote:
> Janice Gelb said:
> > Although
> >I review online material like Help by looking at the online
> >version, I still find it easier to mark corrections on a
> >printed copy, and I think it is also easier for writers
> >to see why I am recommending the change and to choose not
> >to incorporate those changes with which they do not agree.
> I like paper reviews for one additional reason: the writers can
> them. Silently amended docs don't teach the writers their weak spots
> habitual errors; if they see their errors, they can improve their
> (and future edits can then concentrate on deeper matters).
> Pat Anderson,
> Documentation Manager
> Alias|Wavefront, an SGI Company
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