Documentation Size & Shape Question

Subject: Documentation Size & Shape Question
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 14:24:53 -0700

Brad Mehlenbacher <brad_m -at- unity -dot- ncsu -dot- edu> wrote:

>A very creative student of mine has been conducting research on
>principles for choosing the size, shape, binding, and outer
>appearance of manuals, documentation, and user's guides but,
>surprisingly, is having difficulty coming up with any research or
>guidelines on the topic.
>Can anyone suggest any books, articles, or websites that she might
>look at to give her some help with the topic.

I suggest Robert Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographical
Style" and Jan Tschichold's "The Form of the Book" for
information about the classic dimensions used by typographers.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
"The Open Road" column, Maximum Linux
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I in a new understanding of my confusion."
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