Re: Reference Books YOU use the most

Subject: Re: Reference Books YOU use the most
From: sueahrenhold -at- ameritech -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 12:51:58 -0600

Bott and Leonhart, Using Microsoft Office 2000: Special Edition, Que Corp,
[Or any other Woody Leonhard book on the version of Windows you're
working on; I still cherish Wizard's Guide to Word for Windows]
Microsoft Style Guide, 3rd ed.
Chicago Manual of Style
Wexler, Official Microsoft HTML Help Authoring Kit,1998
Klein, Building Enhanced HTML Help with DHTML & CSS, Hewlett-Packard
Professional books, 2001

Then throw in a book or so on Javascript, a good reference book for the
Hatt you're using (I'm lucky, D2H actually provides a User's Guide)
Enhance with a good list of Web sites like:

and you're golden for the tech writing side.

But don't forget - you need some reference books about your application -
I work for an engineering optics firm, so I have books on measurement,
CAD, optics, and a range of standards books. Cruise the senior
programmers' pods for hints in this area.


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