RE: Is indenting subheadings and subtext current practice? Is it useful?

Subject: RE: Is indenting subheadings and subtext current practice? Is it useful?
From: Kay Robart <kay -dot- robart -at- integratedconcepts -dot- com>
To: Jennifer Laiks <jlaiks -at- prioritycall -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 14:16:31 -0600

I think the important thing is making sure the definition between the
head levels is very clear. The companies I've worked for have used both
size and indention. My last company also alternated between regular and
italicized text. I would venture to guess that if your company is only
using indention, readers may have difficulty figuring out what level
they are on, especially if the level above is on a previous page.

Kay Robart

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jennifer Laiks [SMTP:jlaiks -at- prioritycall -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 12:24 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Is indenting subheadings and subtext current practice? Is
> it useful?
>
>
> Currently, our larger user manuals have five levels of headers, and along
> with them five levels of text, bullets, and lists. Each sub-level is
> indented more than the level above it. Of course, indentation at five
> levels forces us to use a great number of paragraph types (in FrameMaker).
>
> We were wondering if most people indent different levels of text? Is it
> more current to just use different sizes of headers? Has anyone seen
> articles/statistics on what degree of indentation makes text clearer for
> readers?
>
> Thanks for any help,
> Jennifer
>




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