RE: Tutorial without final data (%, $)

Subject: RE: Tutorial without final data (%, $)
From: "Stevenson, Rebecca" <Rebecca -dot- Stevenson -at- workscape -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 09:20:15 -0400

Some more background about the nature of the product may be helpful, I'm a bit confused - why does the data have to change if it's just example data? Can you tell them to perform the tutorial using certain amounts even if those aren't what they would use in "real life?"

Or is it that there are still actual *features* in flux?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ruby Isaacs [mailto:ruby -at- quendi -dot- ca]
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: Tutorial without final data (%, $)

My client has asked me to include a lengthy example, which includes many features, in the online help. Initially I thought of this example as a basic tutorial. However, while the interface for the Web-based tool will not change, the data in terms of percentages and dollar figures shown in the charts and tables will change.

How can I create a basic tutorial that does not include the correct data that the user will see if they complete the tutorial correctly? If I insert charts or tables that will not be included in the final release of the software, I think the user will think that they've completed the tutorial incorrectly. The final data will not be available until November and my deadline is September 30.

Any ideas?


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