Re: "Chapter" vs "Appendix"

Subject: Re: "Chapter" vs "Appendix"
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 13:25:47 -0800

Gilda_Spitz -at- markham -dot- longview -dot- ca wrote:

> When I first set up our templates, I decided that Troubleshooting should be
> in an appendix, rather than a chapter. I also created an appendix for
> additional information that was helpful, but not directly a description of
> the tasks in the software. But what's the difference? As long as each
> grouping of information is presented in its own chapter, isn't that
> distinct enough?
> I'm curious - what do other people do?

An appendix is something appended or added on at the end. So, an
appendix can be something that was inserted too late to go into a
regular chapter, or as after thought. It could also be useful
information that is not central to what's in the chapters, such as
contact information or technical specs. Putting information in an
appendix might have the side benefit of making it easier to find.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7189 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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