RE: E-Mail Registration Process
You can copy the registration form out of a PDF as easily as you can
out of a Word doc. The problem, in either case, is that the form is
buried inside the gigantic conference package. That's why I give my
people a simple HTML registration page:
If 802 provided one of these, I wouldn't bother, but it's no big deal for me.
At 1:14 PM -0700 00/10/06, Rigsbee, Everett O wrote:
>Bob, We always provide the meeting information to Howard Frazier
>(who does the actual posting) in MS Word format. Howard seems to
>have a major dislike for all things Microsoft, so he always converts
>the document to PDF before posting. We have asked (more than
>once) that BOTH versions be posted for exactly the reasons which
>you have mentioned, but you can see the result. Perhaps an SEC
>motion to that effect is in order? But HTML format is generally a
>problem because of all the differences the type-of-browser-used
>introduces making several of our forms unreadable or unprintable.
>I would think that MS Word & PDF versions would be sufficient.
>We have provided reg slots for SG's in the past, but because of their
>transitory nature the data is difficult to track through the data base
>and we wind up with a conversion process when the SG later
>becomes a WG. We're open to suggestion though if you think it is
>important. We have never been able to use the preference data to
>allocate meeting space because so much of it comes in so late and
>we still have lots of folks who just show up at the meeting. We rely
>instead on the chair's estimates for space requirements.
>Hope this helps.
>Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>Seattle, WA 98124-2207
>ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
>> From: RDLove[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 5:06 AM
>> To: Rigsbee, Buzz
>> Subject: E-Mail Registration Process
>> Buzz, for purposes of registering using E-mail, I would like to see the
>> forms to be filled out posted on the web in html or .doc format so that
>> they can be copied and filled out electronically.
>> In addition, the forms should include in the interest category any study
>> groups that are active. I for one have some interest in the 802.0 Study
>> group on Resilient Packet Rings. I am sure that some people will be
>> attending the meeting soley for the purpose of attending those sessions,
>> yet it is not one of the choices on the form. You may want to consider
>> updating the form between now and the meeting. Many of those folks
>> probably haven't looked at it yet.
>> Thanks Buzz
>> Best regards,
>> Robert D. Love
>> President, LAN Connect Consultants
>> 7105 Leveret Circle Raleigh, NC 27615
>> Phone: 919 848-6773 Mobile: 919 810-7816
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