[clug-talk] Word Documents
ian.bruseker at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 23:22:16 PDT 2007
On 6/28/07, sgrover <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> In this case, I think a PDF might be a detriment. The prof wouldn't be
> able to modify/comment the file.
Um, I really don't think the prof should be modifying anything in a
student's work. That's one of the reasons I think PDF is a good idea
here. Mark-up? Sure. But not modify. The contents of a paper
should be immutable. So, how could the prof do mark-ups? Well,
unfortunately the only way I can think of off the top of my head is
with the full Acrobat product, which lets you do highlights, post-it
notes, that sort of thing, and then send it back to the student that
way. So I guess I would ask a further question of Jesse: What does
your prof do now to comment on your papers?
> Also, one would hope the profs are marking the quality of the CONTENT of
> your file, not the quality of the formatting.
Depends on the class. If it's a technical writing class, from my
experience, part of the goal of some assignments is how you convey the
meaning of what you're saying through things like diagrams, lists of
tasks, that sort of thing. So, if a bad conversion caused your fancy
diagram to hover over a key piece of instruction, that would cost you
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