Re: front matter in manuals

Subject: Re: front matter in manuals
From: Sankara R <ss_rajanala -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:33:00 -0800 (PST)

The said computer, below, is a PC?
> of your computer and its operating conventions,

Not all 'technical' people may be familiar with
Windows? However, mentioning a few specific
operations is not a good thing.
> open, save and close files. For help with any
> of these techniques,

For windows-related information...
> please see your Windows documentation."
is better.

I wouldn't go out of my way to state
... this document assumes that you are familiar
with windows....
when the software is clearly for windows users.

But if I come across such, in an existing doc,
maybe I will leave obvious truths lie.

Thanks and regards,
Sankara S Rajanala
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