Re: Refernce to menu options??

Subject: Re: Refernce to menu options??
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:52:49 -0800


"Christensen, Kent" <lkchris -at- sandia -dot- gov> wrote:
>
> re: How to depict File/Save in a user manual
>
> Why not just include a graphic, i.e. a picture, of the "File"
> drop-down menu with the "Save" option highlighted?
>
> Your system also has a floppy disc icon on a toolbar that is
> yet another way to save, right? Show that, too.
>

I recommend against this method. First of all, this is
likely not the only menu command that has to be documented
and there's no way you want a graphic for every single
menu choice. Also, if the text is being used online,
having a lot of screen captures can be confusing when
the user has the actual application up at the same time.

-- Janice

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