Just out of curiosity, what *does* Adobe call a watermark? -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Eason, David Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 12:09 PM To: Gordon McLean Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: NagGram
<RANT> I usually turn to the Adobe documentation as a last resort because, frankly, it is not very good. On a 1-to-10 scale of user-friendliness and usability, it is about a 6...well, maybe a 7. For example, years ago, I knew how to create watermarks and did them routinely and automatically. Last week, after not needing that particular skill for a while, I again had reason to create a watermark for a client. But, I had forgotten how. So, I decided to look in the documentation to find the description and refresh my memory of how to create a watermark. I referred to my usual first choice, the Complete Reference book first, but could not find the term...which should have raised a red flag right then. Next I went to the Adobe documentation. It took me a while to find it...it had been that long since I had used it. Conversely, my Complete Reference book is in shreds because I have used it so much. The entire civilized, English-speaking world calls the background text or image on a page a "watermark"--but apparently not Adobe. I looked in the index. I looked in the table of contents. I looked in the online help. I did a search for the term "watermark." Using the manual was an exercise in futility, but because I had not started out with high hopes for success in the first place, I ended up frustrated but not disappointed. I eventually figured out how to create a watermark, but still...if Adobe had simply used the term and provided a one-stop access point in the index, my life would have been so much easier. Microsoft has a better method and documentation for creating a watermark. </RANT> Regards, David Eason LSI Logic Contract Technical Writer David.eason at lsi.com Phone: 303-544-5433 Cell: 303-941-3512 -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+david.eason=lsi....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+david.eason=lsi.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Gordon McLean Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 1:03 AM Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: NagGram Read the manual? Are you mad? NO-ONE DOES THAT!! Call yerself a technical author... ;-) And yes, it's Friday. (valid point though, although I use The Complete Reference book more than the manual). Gordon -----Original Message----- Subject: NagGram From the tenor of a lot of the recent postings here, I can only conclude that a lot of folks out there are not reading the FM Manual. At all. My suggestion is to keep a copy of the FM manual handy for bedroom -- or bathroom -- reading. And don't forget the Quick Reference Card. It is, you know, permissible to browse the Manual by itself, just for reference and elucidation. It's amazing what you can learn. will white One Lambda, Inc. ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ This email (and any attachments) is private and confidential, and is intended solely for the addressee. If you have received this communication in error please remove it and inform us via telephone or email. Although we take all possible steps to ensure mail and attachments are free from malicious content, malware and viruses, we cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any changes to content outwith our administrative bounds. The views represented within this mail are solely the view of the author and do not reflect the views of the organisation as a whole. ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Graham Technology plc Registered in Scotland company no. SC143434 Registered Office India of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland PA4 9LH http://www.grahamtechnology.com ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as david.eason at lsi.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/david.eason%40lsi.co m Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Charles.Beck at infor.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/charles.beck%40infor .com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.