Re: Chunking information (Was: multiple TWs for a project)

Subject: Re: Chunking information (Was: multiple TWs for a project)
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 17:19:33 -0500


Jean Weber wrote:


>Tony's use of the word "chunking" is the meaning I'm familiar with. Such
>"chunked" information can then become "chunks" in the presentation and
>layout sense. This use of the term (logical chunks rather than visual
>chunks) may be more apparent when writing online help, where the chunks of
>information must be able to stand alone, because you don't know in what
>order someone will read them.
>
>In such a project, it's relatively easy to parcel out chunks of the work to
>different writers -- but planning, coordination and good editing is
>essential. I haven't been following this thread closely, so I'm not sure
>what "dependencies" Tony is talking about, but two I can think of are
>consistency of terminology and writing style, so that users can develop
>expectations of what they will find where in a help topic, and what the
>various *things* in the product are called.

Thanks, Jean. The size of the chunks, in that case, can be quite different.
Chunks in documentation, as I understand it, are small when compared to what
Tony's talking about. I appreciate the clarification.

Bonnie Granat
http://home.att.net/~bgranat/ Comments welcome.









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