A Gentle Blend of Communication Expressway
Thanks for your patience. I sent out my last ezine in February and since then I have excelled at procrastination. If there were a college class dubbed Procrastination 101, I feel sure I would have earned an "A."
These past months have been filled with business and personal events: all good. Two more grandchildren, a wonderful Editing and Writing Services video, a number of amazing new clients, and many productive photographic outings. I hope you have enjoyed your summer.
Subscribers: Heard from Paul Stark, who said, "I don't know if you'll remember, but you and I had some good correspondence a few years ago. In any case, I always enjoy receiving the newsletter. This one, in particular, touched a chord for a former high school English teacher, bent on teaching and training students appropriate grammar use. These are two of my 'favorite' endemic things/misuses to discuss/correct: it/its and there/their/they're."
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Grammar Tip #1 - Action Words
Business Email Tip
Random Thoughts on Sending Attachments
Only send an attachment if you are sure the recipient can open it. This is key.
This is a grey area, for a number of reasons. So many email programs. So many browsers. So much software that others don't have. But before anything else, if you are going to send an attachment, the FIRST thing to do when you open your email program is to attach the file. Why? Because there's a syndrome called I Got So Involved Writing the Message That I Forgot To Send the Attachment.
Before you send an attachment (text or graphic), be sure that the recipient has the same software, unless you are sending a PDF. Or, let's say you're sending a document saved in Microsoft Works. People with Microsoft Word can open such a document, but if they are going to make changes and return it, ask them to save it as a Works document.
In many cases I can turn my documents into PDF. I bought PDF Complete after using a trial version in Word, and it does a fine job. It wasn't terribly expensive, and saves me hours of work. I only scan documents when/if I must.
You have many choices in getting a document ready to send via the Internet other than email. Three programs that you can join and share documents & graphics are Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote.
If you send graphics as attachments, the recipient must have a program it can "see" them in . . .
The list goes on. What are your favorite tips for sending (or not sending) email attachments? Any questions on my comments?
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