RE: New question on displays versus appears

Subject: RE: New question on displays versus appears
From: Barb Einarsen <barb -dot- einarsen -at- gnnettest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 10:38:15 -0500

Sharon asked:

My new question on this is how do you all document default values.

I say:

I don't usually mention the defaults in the procedure or field definitions.
Generally, I have a blurb in the Document Conventions section that says all
screen shots reflect the default values unless otherwise indicated.

I do this for a simple reason, with thousands of pages of guide/help and
frequently changing defaults, it would be an administrative mess. Default
values are too easy to miss when they are the only update to a

Barb Einarsen
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