RE: What to call an umbrella document?

Subject: RE: What to call an umbrella document?
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 10:00:37 -0400

Will the existing installation guides and the new document, together, cover
all end-user aspects of the product? If so, I would vote for "[product]
User Guide" as the name of the new document. It would be a complete User
Guide, with the installation bits broken out by component, and referenced by
links in the new document.

OTOH, if the new document will concern mainly installation issues, how about
"[product] Installation Overview," or even "[product] Installation

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Becca Price [SMTP:becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 4:51 PM
> Subject: What to call an umbrella document?
> We have a very elaborate product, which consists of a number of
> components that can be installed in any number of
> configurations. Because of this, we have a separate
> installation guide for each component. Unfortunately, there
> really isn't any one place to put information that relates to
> the product as a whole, or talk about interactions between
> different components, installation order, and so forth.
> There actually exist documents that (mostly) contain this
> high-level information - three of them, with a whole lot of
> overlap. They are called "Getting Started Guides" - which in
> itself causes confusion, because experienced installers don't
> look at them, because the name implies something different
> (IMHO) from what they are.
> My task is to take these three documents and blend them into one
> overall, umbrella document that would point to the individual
> installation guides for details that pertain to each component.
> What I don't know is what I should call this umbrella document.


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