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From: Victoria <>
Subject: [TMG] nicknames
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 14:16:38 -0700

I know, Paul, I remember it well from UFT days.

This is something that has been discussed here several times. Some people
make the nick name tag the primary tag, and create a name-var with the full
name, therefore the nickname will be used in all of the sentences. However
this defeats you desire to have the full name on the Subject line. This is
something that UFT handled nicely with their "Common Name" field.

At 12:28 PM 9/3/2001 -0700, you wrote:
In my crazy family, we have a lot of nicknames. My mother, Elnora
Catherine, has gone by "Sue" since her birth (long story). My brother
Harold goes by "Corky." In narrative reports I want to include these
nicknames in the text because no one would know who I was talking about
otherwise! However, I want to use their formal names on the subject line
and when referring to "legal" events. For example: Harold married ...; but
Corky won a prize. I know that I can set the Role in the sentence structure
to reflect given name, first name, etc., but is there a code for the common
or nickname? Or should I just forget the codes and type in the nickname
when I want to use it?
Snohomish, WA

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