Data Entry/Display, Heading Name

Subject: Data Entry/Display, Heading Name
From: "Kelly Williamson" <kwcwtech -at- iwaynet -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 09:23:46 -0500


If you were creating page-level help for screens that had mostly display
only fields with a few fields that required data entry, would you split the
documentation into "Data Entry Fields" and "Display Fields" or would you
just document each field as it flowed on the screen with the explanation
describing whether it was display only or data entry?

For example, on one screen we have something like this in a table:

Contract Amount - (Display Only)
Funds Sent - (Display Only)
New Request - (Data Entry)
Balance - (Display Only)

Would you separate the "Data Entry" from the "Display Only" or just document
each field in the order it appeared?

Also, I'm trying to think of a heading name for the time period in which
users are allowed to submit data. "Time Period for Submissions"? (yuck!)

Please copy me directly as I'm on digest mode.
Thx for any ideas!


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