RE: E-Mail Registration Process
Howard, Perhaps an alternative would be to create a PDF "Form"
which can be filled in. It's a little more work but at least it yields a
result that is not browser dependent and that has a consistent
look and feel. I still think MS Word is easiest and as close to
universal as we can get, but I am willing to consider alternatives.
This may be a moot point if we can get our web-based registration
up and running. Have you had a chance to review the materials I
sent yet ???
Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA 98124-2207
ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
> From: Howard Frazier[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 2:13 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: E-Mail Registration Process
> I will NOT post a word document of the registration form.
> I would be HAPPY to create an HTML registration form for 802.
> I have already done it for interim meetings and it has worked
> very well. It would take about 15 minutes to create one for 802,
> and I would be delighted to include ECSG's on the registration form.
> "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
> > email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > From: RDLove[SMTP:email@example.com]
> > > 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 720 222-0900