RE: Guidelines for email

Good points George, There is, however, one slight problem.  When you said in
your message,
"The person knows the inserted information is over, because you then bump
into the > again."
I had to change the punctuation level of my screen reader in order to hear
the greater than sign pronounced.  True, if I knew I was going to have to
look for that sign, I could possibly put up with hearing all the other
unwanted punctuation just to hear the greater than sign.  It might, however,
be preferable to some to choose a character which is spoken when the least
amount of punctuation is turned on in the greatest number of screen readers.
This is why, in an earlier post, I suggested an asterisk.  In the number of
screen readers I have used, this is one of a number of commonly pronounced
symbols in the condition stated above.  Of course, there are others that
could be chosen also.

At 10:22 AM 11/12/97 -0700, George Kerscher wrote:
>Hello List,
>Leonard had a question about replying to a message and then inserting
>We mean this to be very simple.
>1. a person replies to the message and this normally inserts a > sign to
>the left side of the message.
>2. Go to the top of the message and state that you want to insert comments
>and that you will use your initials before each comment. GWK: is what I
>normally use.
>3. Where you want to make a comment I put GWK: and then go on for as long
>as necessary. I don't put GWK: at the beginning of each line. The person
>knows the inserted information is over, because you then bump into the >
>I normally say, "in the above information" or "in the information that
>follows" This gives the person a clue that you are referring to what is
>above or below your comment.
>When I read such a message, I end up reading the  first part and then
>search for the initials followed by the colon. This saves a ton of time
>especially on long messages. I use this technique when people ask me to
>review large documents and proposals as well. 
>Hope this is helpful.
>George Kerscher, Project Manager
>PM to the DAISY Consortium
>Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic
>Phone: 406/549-4687

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