Re: anyone else in the same boat?

Subject: Re: anyone else in the same boat?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 12:36:47 -0800

Dan Roberts wrote:

> were your tweaks prompted because of a new information structure, or because you
> didnt realize an information structure might be used in a particular situation?


When it was the information structure, I probably could have
resisted the urge to tinker and got away with it. However, I do a
lot of first passes through documentation, so my understanding of
the material is usually increasing as I write. And, even if I'm
completely on top of a subject, I constantly have inspirations for
new ways to present material (some of which work out, some of which
doesn't). Also, since I have a strong interest in typography, I also
like to experiment with layout.

All of which means that there's only so much planning that I can do.
I know, for example, that I like two levels of bullets and
corresponding indents. However, I don't always know if I need both
alphabetical and numeric lists, for example, or whether I'll want to
include so many charts that I want captions and caption headings. In
many cases, I suppose, I could put everything in just in case, but I
like to keep my paragraph tags or elements to a minimum.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
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