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Frankly, "and/or" makes my teeth hurt. If you look closely, it usually turns
out that one or the other is what you really mean. In the example, would it
really be possible--or useful--to enter the same thing in both fields?
German has a very handy word, "beziehungsweise," abbreviated "bzw." which
means roughly "or, as the case may be." I wish we had an equivalent in
English, but and/or ain't it.
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From: JGREY <JGREY -at- MADE2MANAGE -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Friday, September 25, 1998 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: And/Or
>If the readers can make sense of it, it's proper.
>jim grey \ Documentation Manager
>Made2Manage Systems, Inc. \ jgrey -at- made2manage -dot- com
>From: Kevin Feeman [mailto:Kevin_Feeman -at- HILL-ROM -dot- COM]
>Sent: Thursday, September 24, 1998 9:37 AM
>Hey all, I'm back! For those who care, I have successfully migrated
>Arizona to North Carolina. Now, I am back on the list with a question.
>have searched the archives and have not found an answer to my question.
>it proper to use "And/Or" in documentation? For example: Enter data in
>Starts With and/or Category fields. Input would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks in advance.
>If there is interest, I can post a summary.
>From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==