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Old 06-19-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default Dog's breakfast

"Dog's breakfast" was the term that Henry Mitchell, who wrote a garden column for the Washington Post, used for a plan that was both ill-conceived and ill-executed.

It applies to the full-page advert I received yesterday. The advert is basically a schedule for Jewish High Holy Day services. It's supposed to be in three columns with centered heads.

The column alignment was done with a mixture of tabs and spaces (tab space space space tab space space) and the columns still weren't aligned. The whole shebang was set (of course) in Comic Sans.

When I had finished straightening it out, the person who sent it told me that there was a change and she would do the whole thing over from the beginning.

In this office, we're trying to understand why people who are old enough to have learned on typewriters can't get the idea of right tabs and decimal tabs on the computer. Logically, it's exactly the same, only easier to do.
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