Re: User Manuals

Subject: Re: User Manuals
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Cherish683 -at- aol -dot- com, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 10:20:09 -0800 (PST)

> I am a contract worker and a rookie in the technical
> writing arena.
> I need a little help.

> What is the best software for composing ?User
> Manuals??

In theory, in order of best software with no outside
factors:
troff
Interleaf
FrameMaker

Factor in being a rookie, FrameMaker

Factor in working environment, whatever software your
client uses if you are working on their site.


> What is the best reference book on composing ?User
> Manuals??

The user and the application.

> What is the best software for system screen shots? I
> know about ?Snagit?,
> are there any others?

There are others. I could use any of them. I use
Snagit 5.0.

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