Help with a description?

Subject: Help with a description?
From: "Geoff Hart" <geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:10:25 -0500

Kari K. Gulbrandsen Andres posed the following problem sentence:
<<The Common Name Search is used to retrieves entries in the
PDF based upon their common name. Every entry that contains
the common name as shown in the input textbox is retrieved.
Once this initial search has been conducted and a set of entries
has been retrieved, the local operators (Not, Contains/Exactly) can
be used to modify the search. The entries that are retrieved are
dependent on both the common name and the choice of the local

How about: "The Common Name Search retrieves entries in the
PDF [file? directory?] based upon their common name [= that have
the same name?]. The search retrieves every entry that contains
the name you typed into the input textbox [that you specified in the
search dialog box?]. Once this search is complete, the software
displays a list of the entries that it found. You can search again
within this list ("locally") using three local operators: Not, Contains,
and Exactly. [Define these?] This new search finds only entries
that satisfied the criteria of both the common name search and the
local search."

Questions and dubious translations appear in [ ] for you to refine.
This should be close enough for you to see the basic approach and
tweak the revision to fit the facts.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca (Pointe-Claire, Quebec)
"If you can't explain it to an 8-year-old, you don't understand it"--Albert Einstein

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