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  • ...cute article :)

    It got me thinking of my own pet peeves in the email department. Number one on my list is attachments of word documents which contain only text... which could have been placed in the body of the message.

    I get a handfull of these every week where I work. It bugs me.

    The only thing worse is that a few weeks back I received an email with an attached word document, a single sentance of content in the body of the email message, followed by this sentance of non-content in the body:

    > Ingor
    • Almost as bad as plaintext in word - people taking a screenshot (via the Alt-PrtScrn or whatever that it), pasting it into a Word document and emailing THAT. Augh!
      • ...especially when the screenshot was something they could have copy pasted. This happened to me last week with a CGI script error message. Guess they didn't know their browser would let them copy text, and they didn't know they could type it directly, and they didn't know they could attach the screenshot directly instead of embedding it in Word.

        Sure is fun to bitch sometimes :)

        Getting off the subject of email, I once had someone send me some copy for a web page in a word document (which is perfectly acc