Re: conceptual material in procedures

Subject: Re: conceptual material in procedures
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 08:02:04 -0700

Many times. Engineers just love to stuff background information
into their input, and sometimes - just *sometimes* - it's something
the intended reader, whether user or service provider, can actually

Depending on the particular environment, I have provided separate
"theory of operations/functional description" chapters or appendices,
and have on occaision also used sidebars running alongside the
actual procedures to provide additional information that relates
directly to a procedure. One of my favorites was a case where
the end users would be decidedly non-technical readers. We put
the background info into sidebars next to the procedure steps, and
titled the sidebars "Why am I doing this?"

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neumann, Eileen" <ENeuman -at- franklintempleton -dot- ca>

Has anyone run into this, and if so, how did you handle it?
(A separate manual is not an option-management wants
one manual.)


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