Re: What do you want from help? (was: Do online helps have chapter numbers)

Subject: Re: What do you want from help? (was: Do online helps have chapter numbers)
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 12:42:07 -0400


IMHO, the search function in WinHelp is pretty good, especially if you
select "maximize search capabilities."

(This despite the definition that I found in the TechScribe glossary of
tech writing terminology: "WinHelp: An early form of context-sensitive,
online documentation from Microsoft. Now superseded by compiled HTML
help.")

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Brown
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:25 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: What do you want from help? (was: Do online
> helps have chapter numbers)
>
> You forgot something...a powerful search capability.
>
> I can go into Google and type (or is it "enter," for those
> with TW-OCD?) a phrase or series of words and retrieve a set
> of reasonably accurate hits in my search results. That's what
> our users are going to expect from the online help we
> deliver...\

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