I just thought I'd say that. I am still doing it but damn I hate it. It is so easy to make mistakes.
I will never do it again after this pattern.
I see it as being like taking the mona lisa and putting it through a shredder.
One line is one shredded bit of information. A chart is like a cartoon rendering, not as pretty but the essence is there.
OK, back to translating. I hope I don't make too many errors. I'm tempted to offer this pattern with the disclaimer, "The written instructions are jacked. Use charts."