RE: To Cc or not to Cc

Subject: RE: To Cc or not to Cc
From: "Nancy Smith" <smithcds -at- ici -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues'" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 12:28:06 -0500

Why not just say "copy?"




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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-10572 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On
Behalf Of Sandy
Harris
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 9:47 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: To Cc or not to Cc


Robert Heath wrote:
>
> In reviewing a colleague's draft of an online help
system, I have
> noticed many places where she uses "Cc" as a verb,
as in the
> following example: "If you want to Cc the email
to another user,...

I find that entirely acceptable, much preferable to
"send a copy"
because it is both shorter and more precise. It lets
you distinguish
betweeb cc'ing a message (extra recipient, and other
recipients are
informed of that) and bcc'ing it (blind cc where
other recipients
aren't told about this one).

That doesn't necessarily mean it is OK for your
audience. I'm very
thoroughly used to email. They may not be, or may
use different
conventions.

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