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>Visio is good for things like hierarchical charts and
>diagrams - as long as they are reasonably straight-forward
>and simple. Otherwise, if you're
I have a goal.
My goal is to create a complete document set using nothing but diagrams,
tables, and matrixes.
I find, at least where I am now, almost everyone is a developer of some type
and hence very computer literate. Therefore, they really get off on diagrams
because they already know how almost everything technical works, they just
need to know how they work together so that when they change X, then they
become aware of the impact to Y, Z, B, D, and F.
My experience has been that a single detailed flowchart can replace 20 pages
or more of description.
Sure, I have some procedural information, but this is the minority and I get
more interest in my visual stuff than my textual stuff.
Does anyone else find themselves in a similar situation?
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
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