Re: Do Users Refer to a Table of Figures?

Subject: Re: Do Users Refer to a Table of Figures?
From: Damien Braniff <dbraniff -at- iss-dsp -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 08:12:27 +0000

> Generally I have a Table of Contents and a List of Illustrations (and or
> Tables) as required. As to the usefulness, as is often the answer on this
> list. it depends! When I've been documenting software I usually don't add
> figures to the contents. However, with hardware it's another matter entirely.
> In my previous job I created Installation and User manuals and, in the case of
> the installation, if there was a good wiring diagram etc the chances are
> that's what the installer used 9 times out of 10. If reasonably familiar with
> the kit they simply wouldn't read the manual but go straight to the wiring
> diagram.

In my current job the main points of interest is the timing so timing diagrams
are referenced in the contents for easy reference.

--
Damien Braniff
Technical Author
Integrated Silicon Systems Ltd. Tel: +44 28 90 50 4000
50 Malone Road Fax: +44 28 90 50 4001
Belfast BT9 5BS Web: www.iss-dsp.com






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