minimalist? online help

Subject: minimalist? online help
From: "Nancy Mignone" <n_mignone -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 10:14:03 -0700


Our online help is, I guess, minimalist: few colors, just the essential information in any procedure, no introductory material before procedures, very little in the way of location indicators. I mean, it is bare bones.

I have some sections that I need to update. I am wondering if I should add some of the following:

screenshots (controversial, I know)
product overview
file re-ordering to follow logical order of operations
locational directives
explanations of why a user might perform a given procedure.

Because I will be doing it in stages (we have a release in December), I'll have to plan out thoroughly what changes I intend to make, in order to assure consistency throughout.

What do you think?

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