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  #1  
Old September 16th, 2009, 09:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Tony Toews [MVP]
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

Folks

I am *not* a good technical writer. One of my many weaknesses.

Could folks who have recently used the Auto FE Updater read the page
at http://www.autofeupdater.com/gettingstarted.htm and make
suggestions as to how to reword the text?

I will shortly be making a Wizard and a GUI for the utility so I'd
like to have the same good wording on the website and in the wizard.

Thanks, Tony
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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Lars Brownies
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

Tony,

It's great you share your work with the community! Thanks for that. I have
no comments about the text.

Maybe it would be nice to add a screenshot of how a ini file for the updater
actually could look like. I think that not all potential users are familiar
with them.

One comment I have is that I think that the Times New Roman font gives the
Auto FE Updater pages an old fashioned look...

Lars


"Tony Toews [MVP]" schreef in bericht
...
Folks

I am *not* a good technical writer. One of my many weaknesses.

Could folks who have recently used the Auto FE Updater read the page
at http://www.autofeupdater.com/gettingstarted.htm and make
suggestions as to how to reword the text?

I will shortly be making a Wizard and a GUI for the utility so I'd
like to have the same good wording on the website and in the wizard.

Thanks, Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/



  #3  
Old September 17th, 2009, 08:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Tony Toews [MVP]
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

"Lars Brownies" wrote:

It's great you share your work with the community! Thanks for that. I have
no comments about the text.


Thanks for your kind words.

Maybe it would be nice to add a screenshot of how a ini file for the updater
actually could look like. I think that not all potential users are familiar
with them.


I do ship two INI files in the downloaded zip file. Also once I create the Wizard
this won't matter as newbies will be able to use the Wizard.

One comment I have is that I think that the Times New Roman font gives the
Auto FE Updater pages an old fashioned look...


Hmm, you're probably correct there. One of those things I hadn't thought of.

Tony
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  #4  
Old September 18th, 2009, 08:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Steve[_77_]
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

Tony,

I am a good technical writer. I have engineering and MBA degrees and did
lots of writing in my classes. During my career I worked as an operations
engineer and a project engineer. I have written armloads of operating
manuals, testrun procedures and project documents. I would like to offer to
write a how-to-use document for you for your Auto FE Updater for a modest
fee. We would collaborate in the writing so that you get document the way
you want it. If you are interested, contact me.

Steve




"Tony Toews [MVP]" wrote in message
...
Folks

I am *not* a good technical writer. One of my many weaknesses.

Could folks who have recently used the Auto FE Updater read the page
at
http://www.autofeupdater.com/gettingstarted.htm and make
suggestions as to how to reword the text?

I will shortly be making a Wizard and a GUI for the utility so I'd
like to have the same good wording on the website and in the wizard.

Thanks, Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/



  #5  
Old September 18th, 2009, 08:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Gina Whipp
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

OMG... YOU have got to be kidding me! All I can say... INCOMING... DUCK!

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Gina Whipp

"I feel I have been denied critical, need to know, information!" - Tremors
II

http://www.regina-whipp.com/index_files/TipList.htm

"Steve" wrote in message
m...
Tony,

I am a good technical writer. I have engineering and MBA degrees and did
lots of writing in my classes. During my career I worked as an operations
engineer and a project engineer. I have written armloads of operating
manuals, testrun procedures and project documents. I would like to offer
to write a how-to-use document for you for your Auto FE Updater for a
modest fee. We would collaborate in the writing so that you get document
the way you want it. If you are interested, contact me.

Steve




"Tony Toews [MVP]" wrote in message
...
Folks

I am *not* a good technical writer. One of my many weaknesses.

Could folks who have recently used the Auto FE Updater read the page
at
http://www.autofeupdater.com/gettingstarted.htm and make
suggestions as to how to reword the text?

I will shortly be making a Wizard and a GUI for the utility so I'd
like to have the same good wording on the website and in the wizard.

Thanks, Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/





  #6  
Old September 18th, 2009, 09:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
StopThisAdvertising
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page


"Steve" schreef in bericht
m...
Tony,

I am a good technical writer. I have engineering and MBA degrees and did lots of writing
in my classes. During my career I worked as an operations engineer and a project
engineer. I have written armloads of operating manuals, testrun procedures and project
documents. I would like to offer to write a how-to-use document for you for your Auto FE
Updater for a modest fee. We would collaborate in the writing so that you get document
the way you want it. If you are interested, contact me.


Isn't that funny... ??

--
Get lost $teve. Go away... far away....

"Some cause happiness wherever they go - others whenever they go"
- Oscar Wilde


Arno R



  #7  
Old September 18th, 2009, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Clif McIrvin[_2_]
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

That's what I thought, too .... but you know, it's conceivable that
Steve really is a good technical writer. I know from personal experience
(as does Tony) that good technical skills do not automatically translate
into good writing skills.

What gets my goat, though is that Steve has the guts to ask for a fee
for something being offered to the community for free!

--
Clif

"Gina Whipp" wrote in message
...
OMG... YOU have got to be kidding me! All I can say... INCOMING...
DUCK!

--
Gina Whipp

"I feel I have been denied critical, need to know, information!" -
Tremors II

http://www.regina-whipp.com/index_files/TipList.htm

"Steve" wrote in message
m...
Tony,

I am a good technical writer. I have engineering and MBA degrees and
did lots of writing in my classes. During my career I worked as an
operations engineer and a project engineer. I have written armloads
of operating manuals, testrun procedures and project documents. I
would like to offer to write a how-to-use document for you for your
Auto FE Updater for a modest fee. We would collaborate in the writing
so that you get document the way you want it. If you are interested,
contact me.

Steve




"Tony Toews [MVP]" wrote in message
...
Folks

I am *not* a good technical writer. One of my many weaknesses.

Could folks who have recently used the Auto FE Updater read the page
at
http://www.autofeupdater.com/gettingstarted.htm and make
suggestions as to how to reword the text?

I will shortly be making a Wizard and a GUI for the utility so I'd
like to have the same good wording on the website and in the wizard.

Thanks, Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/








--
Clif


  #8  
Old September 18th, 2009, 09:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Gina Whipp
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

Unfortunately, even IF in my WILDEST dreams I thought he was I wouldn't use
him... not only is he offering to charge Tony who, as you said, offers his
updater for FREE... he IS soliciting AGAIN!

--
Gina Whipp

"I feel I have been denied critical, need to know, information!" - Tremors
II

http://www.regina-whipp.com/index_files/TipList.htm

"Clif McIrvin" wrote in message
...
That's what I thought, too .... but you know, it's conceivable that Steve
really is a good technical writer. I know from personal experience (as
does Tony) that good technical skills do not automatically translate into
good writing skills.

What gets my goat, though is that Steve has the guts to ask for a fee for
something being offered to the community for free!

--
Clif

"Gina Whipp" wrote in message
...
OMG... YOU have got to be kidding me! All I can say... INCOMING...
DUCK!

--
Gina Whipp

"I feel I have been denied critical, need to know, information!" -
Tremors II

http://www.regina-whipp.com/index_files/TipList.htm

"Steve" wrote in message
m...
Tony,

I am a good technical writer. I have engineering and MBA degrees and did
lots of writing in my classes. During my career I worked as an
operations engineer and a project engineer. I have written armloads of
operating manuals, testrun procedures and project documents. I would
like to offer to write a how-to-use document for you for your Auto FE
Updater for a modest fee. We would collaborate in the writing so that
you get document the way you want it. If you are interested, contact me.

Steve




"Tony Toews [MVP]" wrote in message
...
Folks

I am *not* a good technical writer. One of my many weaknesses.

Could folks who have recently used the Auto FE Updater read the page
at
http://www.autofeupdater.com/gettingstarted.htm and make
suggestions as to how to reword the text?

I will shortly be making a Wizard and a GUI for the utility so I'd
like to have the same good wording on the website and in the wizard.

Thanks, Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/







--
Clif



  #9  
Old September 18th, 2009, 10:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Tony Toews [MVP]
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

"Steve" wrote:

If you are interested, contact me.


No, I'm not at all interested in your help.

Tony
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Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/
  #10  
Old September 18th, 2009, 10:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.access,comp.databases.ms-access
Tony Toews [MVP]
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Default Wanted: Comments on Auto FE Updater page

"Gina Whipp" wrote:

OMG... YOU have got to be kidding me! All I can say... INCOMING... DUCK!


chuckle I was rather startled myself to read Steve's posting.

Tony
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Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/
 




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