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

Subject: Re: TOC article in INTERCOM -- things that made me go "HUH??"
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 18:04:44 +0100


I have a 900-topic HTML-based Help file for an enterprise-wide application.
If I were to construct a typical expand/collapse TOC, it will be in excess
of 15 FEET long (at 5 lines/inch). When viewed in a six-inch tall window, it
is essentially useless.

But this assumes a linear TOC. Wouldn't it make much more sense to have a hierarchical TOC (similar to an outliner or the bookmark list in PDF files)? In that case, the overall length in the expanded state would cease to be an issue.

Regards
Jan Henning

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