Re: Question Marks in Titles?

Subject: Re: Question Marks in Titles?
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:51:19 -0800

Bruce Byfield wrote:

I'm with you as far as using questions in headings for beginners. It seems more friendly, and beginners may be looking for specific answers, so using questions may help them scan.

However, I can't follow the second half of your reasoning. Why do you think that advanced material shouldn't have headings that are questions? The only reason I can imagine is that questions might be too limiting for an advanced audience's scanning.

I think question heads might seem condescending
in more advanced material (e.g., "Which
Configuration Options Should I Choose?" as
opposed to "Choosing Configuration Options").
Seems more like a Dummies book than serious
technical documentation to me.

-- Janice


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