RE: TOC article in INTERCOM -- things that made me go "HUH??"

Subject: RE: TOC article in INTERCOM -- things that made me go "HUH??"
From: "David Downing" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 13:12:05 -0500


<<At the same time, it must be close enought to the
information it reflects so that when someone goes to the page, they don't
think they are in the wrong section. >>

That's pretty much why I think the wording should match exactly. I've encountered TOCs where the wording isn't exactly the same, and I always have to stop an say, "Hey, did I go to the right page? Well, it looks close enough. Yeah, I guess I'm on the right page." I don't like having to do that, and I'm guessing other users don't like it either.

<<OTOH, my TOC always match the headings word for word becuase it's such a
pain in the butt to manually change something that is so easy to automate.>>

Now *that's* a potentially problematic way of looking at it -- although it seems like that's how a lot of people look at it these days. I, and other people I know of, have had the experience of complaining about some arrangement we don't like, and being told, "The computer does it that way."




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