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regarding your word template...

I'm writing this letter to livejournal not a real person because I can't decide if it's polite.

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for sending me the word template for your program, it was a big help. I added my updates and attached the latest document for reference. Just a suggestion, you might want to use my document as your template from now on. I made a few improvements. For example:

1) Before the heading that you had on page 2, I inserted a page break, rather than just hitting enter a lot so the heading would go to page 2. One benefit of this is that if you have to add lines to page 1, the page 2 heading will still stay at the top without having to add/delete carriage returns to compensate.

2) I used tabs with leaders to fill in the space between the left and right text, so you don't have to type in a lot of dots (.............) to get the right text all the way over to the edge. This also makes the right edge a little straighter.

3) I added automatic page numbers in the footer instead of individually typed numbers in text boxes.

These changes aren't a big deal but they might help people who use your template in the future. Thanks again for helping me get started! And if you have any questions about microsoft word, I am happy to help out.

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ironphoenix
Apr. 13th, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC)
*muffled snicker* Oh, it's fine, it's fine...
absynthe77
Apr. 13th, 2017 09:17 pm (UTC)
Were I to be on the receiving end of that, I would probably reconsider publishing anything.

It's a nice balance of snark and helpfulness.
alphaloria
Apr. 14th, 2017 01:47 am (UTC)
Sounds totally polite. I am guilty of doing some of these things because somewhere along the way I became a 90-year old computer user. Some of my reports show me these kinds of amazing mind-blowing tricks that I can do with the magic box, and I am just grateful.
sunneschii
Apr. 14th, 2017 07:31 am (UTC)
For me, that sounds absolutely ok. You explain why you made the improvements.

And now I am a bit mean: I wasn't aware that this still exists, people who use Word like this. This brought me back to like 1995 or so...
elainegrey
Apr. 14th, 2017 11:56 am (UTC)
HUGE GRUMBLE ABOUT BRANDING FOLKS WHO DISTRIBUTE TEMPLATES THAT DON'T DEFINE THE STYLES.

I think that's quite sendable and others will appreciate your contribution.
jaymark108
Apr. 14th, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC)

It's more polite than I would probably manage.  Sometimes Word seems too easy, because you can approximate many of its features by just typing--as long as you never plan to touch the document again!

fansee
Apr. 15th, 2017 12:22 am (UTC)
Love love love it! Is it polite? Not sure. Is it necessary? Damn straight it is. FanSee, still smiling.
kirstene
Apr. 15th, 2017 10:56 pm (UTC)
With less concrete examples, it might be worth a shot. "I noticed some things in your template that could be done in a more time-saving manner, and I would be glad to show you how. Let me know if you're interested."
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