RE: User Guide - best practices

Subject: RE: User Guide - best practices
From: "Maggie Secara" <maggiros -at- adelphia -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 15:37:07 -0700

How about printing the shorter guide, and putting the bigf on in on-line
help? That way deverythign's available but you don't have to scare anyone
with a big book.

Justa thought,

Maggie Secara

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-84814 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-84814 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Lisa Conway
> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 7:16 AM
> Subject: User Guide - best practices
> Hi all,
> I'm a tech writer for a software company. My question concerns our user
> guide. It is almost 500 pages and includes both descriptions of
> every window
> and the various tasks a user would perform when using our application. We
> also have another shorter manual for the same application that
> only includes
> the tasks. My question is should we just go with the task based
> manual or is
> it necessary to have a user guide that includes detailed descriptions of
> every window? >

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