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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. 
>Thanx,  Buzz
>Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>Boeing SSG
>PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>Seattle, WA  98124-2207
>ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
>>  ----------
>>  From:	RDLove[]
>>  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
>>  email:          Fax: 720 222-0900