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Subject:Re: Ever see this word used this way? From:John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"List, Techwriter" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 9 Dec 1999 12:05:13 -0800 (PST)
The following response pretty much sums up the
sentiment of the dozen or so responses that I received
on this question:
> Eew.. I don't think "decomposed" is a great word
> there. It makes me think
> of, well, things decomposing.
I had already rewritten the sentence, having a feeling
that I would receive the answers that I did:
"The processes described in the FRS are broken down by
software products, which run on the target hardware."
I'm not sure I like "broken down", but it is for
internal use only, it sure beats the hell out of
decomposed, and I really don't have the time to rewite
the 150 pages of content from scratch.
John Posada, Merck Research Laboratories
Sr Technical Writer, WinHelp and html
(work) john_posada -at- merck -dot- com - 732-594-0873
(pers) jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com - 732-291-7811
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