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Subject: Re: [TGF] Usability - "Executive Summary"
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:05:12 +0000 (UTC)

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From: "Christopher Gray" <>
Subject: [TGF] Usability - "Executive Summary"

> Just a brief comment. With my background, I've been used to writing
> "Executive" or "Management" summaries to reports - no matter how few pages
> the report actually is. I suggest that, for genealogy or family history
> reports these terms are not appropriate and all that is required is the
> plain, simple, "Summary". KISS.

How does this differ from an abstract (as in, an abstract that appears at the head
of a journal article, in many professions)? That's the term I'm used to, as a
history student, as well as having served some time in the nursing profession.

Karen Rhodes
Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

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