Re: Instruction Suggestions

Subject: Re: Instruction Suggestions
From: "Susan Patrick" <susan -dot- patrick -at- fti-ibis -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:23:22 -0400

Dear Tom,

I'll take a crack at this. I've worked with DOS a bit, and my femaleness
makes me fit the profile of 90% of your audience. (BTW, who are your
audience? I work in Engineering, with a 90% male audience, so I'm glad to
see that the opposite exists too.)

Personally, I'd simplify this quite a bit. If your users are having trouble
with the concept of a cursor, you'll have to make the inputs as clear as

In the <b>xterm</b> window, type:<br>
<i>cd /dat/client##/client name/protocol/work</i><br>
Then type <enter>.<br>
This will change you to the <b>work</b> directory.<br>

I hope this helps,
Susan Patrick
Forensic Technology, Montreal

> To give you an idea of the visual appearance, I'll use html style. For
> without html experience, I am using <b> </b> to represent "bold."
> 1. In the <b>xterm</b> window, type the change directory command and
> to the study <b>work</b> directory. The syntax for this is cd
> /dat/client##/client name/protocol/work. After typing in the command
> Enter.
> Example: <b>cd /dat/client35/methos/my25-17/work</b>
> -- or --
> If you are still in the <b>dde</b> directory from the discrepancy report
> instructions, you need to come back up one level before you can change to
> the <b>work</b> directory. In the <b>xterm</b> window type <b>cd ..</b>
> and press <b>Enter</b> to come back up one level. At this point you
> be in your /dat/client##/client name/protocol directory. In the
> <b>xterm</b> window, type <b>cd work</b> and press <b>Enter</b> to change
> the <b>work</b> directory (see figure X).
> Please give me helpful suggestions on how to word a step like this. I
> ideas on how I would simplify this, but I would love to hear from the
> experts here on the list.
> Take care,
> Tom Launder

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