Re: Looking for the Bingo (was Get to the point?)

Subject: Re: Looking for the Bingo (was Get to the point?)
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 23:10:12 +1100

Dan Emory wrote:


> 1. The "topic" list I typically see in WinHelp is an alphabetical
> list of web page titles rather than a "structural" TOC as found
> in printed books. This deprives users of the capability
> to perceive the overall structure of the knowledge base, and thus
> deprives him/her of the crucial ability to form a mental model of it.
>
> An alphabetical listing of topics is a very crude accessing method,
> far inferior to either a structural TOC or a mlti-level index.
>


It certainly is.

Dan, could you name some products that have the sort
of help structure you're referring to?

I've never seen one, except maybe in some shareware, so
I have trouble believing that this is as common as you suggest.

Thanks.

Michael West
Melbourne, Australia






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