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Design choices document : format

Stephane Weber
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Joined: Mar 07, 2002
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Hi,
You might have guessed my question from the title of the post
Anyway, here it comes : what format should we use for our design choices document. Text file, Word document, HTML, ...
In particular, I began writing it in plain text file, but would have it a lot easier to read and structure if written in a DOC format.
But is it ok for SUN ?
Did any of you who already passed the exam do it that way ?
Thanks,
Stephane
Abhinav Anand
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Joined: May 02, 2002
Posts: 113
Hi St�phane,
I have not got my results back but my design choices document was a plain text file with a heading
Design Choices document
SCJD Assignment
Table of contents
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That's it. Avoid using doc format documents. A plain html or text file will do.
Hope it helps.
John Smith
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Joined: Oct 08, 2001
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In particular, I began writing it in plain text file, but would have it a lot easier to read and structure if written in a DOC format.

What is a "DOC format", do you mean MS Word? I would stronly suggest that you avoid any MS-based formats. Stick with plain text or HTML. The accessor may not even have MS Word installed on his/her machine.
Eugene.
Mark Spritzler
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design.txt should be just that a text document that you can open in VI, NotePad, WordPad, or TextPad or simply "more"ing it in UNIX.
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Stephane Weber
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Thanks to you all, that confirms what I thought.
It's just that I saw a post from someone telling he submitted a 11 page Word document for design choices, so that made me wonder whether this was more generally used ...
Anyway, I will stick to plain text ...
Thanks again
Stephane
Cathy Young
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Should this document have the overall design of the project, or only the two questions regarding RMI and Data.java?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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