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NEW/REVISED TRIPS
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Sue:

Really sorry to hear of your latest accident, so exacerbating your earlier one. I join others in wishing your operation tomorrow week complete success and a speedy recovery back to Square One.

I was interested also to read your last line, commenting on your training to use capital letters. With the monitor’s permission :-) may I add briefly to my elaboration, using my own career-long typographic ‘training’!

The reason you and all secretaries and typists were trained to use all capitals was because, with that technology, there was simply no alternative to emphasising word/s, other than using the red half of a bi-coloured ribbon, only possible if fitted of course. Even highlighting pens were not around! You could back-space the ‘platen’ and underline as necessary but that was just too time-consuming.

Today, we are used to umpteen options in this digital world: font weights (italic for mild emphasis and bold for stronger) and even increasing the size (if on a separate line please!); colour (ditto); underlining; and so on.
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NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Sue Southampton - 13/12/2014, 04:27 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by nixon - 16/12/2014, 12:56 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Sue Southampton - 22/12/2014, 06:41 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by nixon - 23/12/2014, 06:12 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Mike21 - 28/12/2014, 06:50 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by wharole - 18/12/2014, 04:41 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by JY Will - 18/12/2014, 06:17 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by nixon - 19/12/2014, 02:24 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by RosieMo - 29/12/2014, 06:22 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Mike21 - 06/01/2015, 01:04 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Sue Southampton - 10/01/2015, 03:26 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Julia - 12/01/2015, 11:43 AM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by BGray - 12/01/2015, 05:56 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by nixon - 12/01/2015, 08:49 PM
RE: NEW/REVISED TRIPS - by Mike21 - 13/01/2015, 12:12 PM

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