Monday, May 15, 2006

Rule Of Digits

Under.zip (XTextFormat) "RuleOfDigits" - The debate continues; I learned it as the "Rule of Seven", but some technical writing colleagues of mine say it is the "Rule Of Six". As a compromise I've named it the "Rule Of Digits".
The rule of seven, especially for presentations, suggests no more than seven lines per slide, no more than seven words per line.
Microsoft has several different definitions of what constitutes a word.
This macro lets you choose the maximum allowable length of any paragraph, and then flags excess material in Red.
Run the macro on any document that has long paragraphs.

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