Re: Documenting a Touch-Screen Interface

Subject: Re: Documenting a Touch-Screen Interface
From: Meg Halter <aiki4us -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 06:49:46 -0800 (PST)

Balchunas, John [JBalchunas -at- orgtek -dot- com] writes

The original author of the manual inserted Microsoft Drawing
Objects into the text when referring to a touch screen button.
... this takes up a lot of wasted space.

I have considered something along the lines of what follows (if
you can imagine small caps/bold for Probe Priming Menu):

7. Touch [Probe Priming Menu]. The following window appears.

Hi John --

I like your idea. But IMHO you still need to include the graphic
of the button. Perhaps put it in the heading, if it's a
reference manual, as in

2. Frambling the whozits [graphic of framble button]

If it's coming up throughout the manual, perhaps you could put
the graphic in the margin, next to where it occurs in the text.

-- Meg

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