RE: Minimalist or low-level?

Subject: RE: Minimalist or low-level?
From: "Justin Cascio" <justin-paul -dot- geo -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 01:37:23 -0500

Scott,

I can think of a couple of compromises between the minimalists and the
low-level writers that might work in your situation.

First compromise:

Chunk out the tasks within a procedure so that experienced users can scan
over them and get to the meat. Example:

To sort records in a database:

Open the database

1. From the File menu, choose Open.
2. In the Open Database dialog box, navigate to the database.....

Sort the records

5. Click the header of the column on which you want to sort the records.

Second compromise:

Keep all the procedures dealing with records together, and address opening
databases once. Then, at the appropriate point in the more advanced
procedures, refer back to "Opening Databases."

Example:

To sort records in a database:

1. Open the database in which you want to sort records. (See "Opening
Databases" on page 34.)
2. Click the header...

HTH,

Justin Cascio, RoboHELP Guru
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