You're too stupid for this document?

Subject: You're too stupid for this document?
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- mpsbc -dot- com>
To: "Techwriting list (E-mail)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:36:18 -0800

Good afternoon,

We write quite a few technical bulletins, some of each are directed at
system administrators and other advaced users. Does anybody have some
standard boilerplate text that gently and effectively articulates the
intended audience for a document? We currently go with something like this:

"To understand and implement the procedures outlined in this article, you
should have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of MicroBlatt TreeMulcher
2000."

We also tend to set off this sort of information in the left margin of the
first page of the bulletin. Still, I'm finding it somewhat unsatisfactory.
Any tips regarding articulating the intended audience would be much
appreciated. Thanks. DB.





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