Re: Error Message Appendix

Subject: Re: Error Message Appendix
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:32:02 -0700

From: "Dave Stewart" <stewed11 -at- hotmail -dot- com>

> For the software I currently document, the engineers have written a large
> number of error messages that appear when a user performs a task
> incorrectly.
> I'm wondering if anyone has ever included an appendix in their documentation
> listing each error message in the source code, along with more extensive
> descriptions of the solutions to each problem?

I prefer the approach of adding a Help button to the error message
dialog box, and then fully explaining the error and how to resolve it
in the on-line help.

Dana W.

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