Re: Left Margins for e:mail messages

Subject: Re: Left Margins for e:mail messages
From: John Weiland <weiland -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 10:23:53 PDT

Actually, you should help Marita set up her printing environment to
set the margin. Your message, as shown below, creates a problem on the
right margin in an X.400 ISO-standard e-mail reading environment.

Flames to devnul.

John Weiland (weiland -at- cisco -dot- com) "If standards are outlawed, only
outlaws will have standards."

> Greetings,

> One of my colleagues, Marita, just sent an e:mail request to
> in our department, which I think is worth sharing with y'all. The
> essence of her request is as follows:

> "Please set your left margin large enough (10 or 15) so that the
> printed version can be three-hole punched without removing any of
> letters in the body copy. I can then save the printed copy in a
> three-ring binder for future reference."

> I currently save my printed copies in a file folder, and haven't
> concerned with this problem. I have, however, changed my left
> because I think her request is valid, and it also makes e:mail
> messages easier to read on the computer monitor when the text is not
> butted up against the left side of the screen. We use margins on
> printed page, why not on the electronic page? No response is
> necessary!

> Don Timmerman, dtimmerman -at- anl -dot- gov
> Sr. Technical Writer
> Argonne National Laboratory
> Argonne, IL

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