RE: How to document column names?

Subject: RE: How to document column names?
From: David Demyan <ddemyan -at- coppercom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:33:07 -0400


Emily wrote:
>>I have chose to use the name that the GUI displays and then included a
note
informing the user what the column represents. Is this going to cause users
anxiety when looking at the documentation? Am I going to be confusing
them?<<

I had a similar problem. A window with columns had so much text in the
headings that the screen shot of the window only showed "Na...", "Cus...",
"Add..." etc. When explaining the columns, I didn't want to show the cryptic
names since the column width, and therefore the amount of the name showing,
was adjustable. So, I put callouts on the screen shot with the full column
heading name, then referenced that in text.

This may work for you.

Dave




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