RE: Modularization of Documentation

Subject: RE: Modularization of Documentation
From: Rebecca Stevenson <rjstevenson -at- sprynet -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 09:43:04 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

I've never paid for the course, but from what I've heard about it, doesn't this roughly equate to Information Mapping?


Rebecca Stevenson
Technical Writer

-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
>Sent: Jun 8, 2006 8:43 AM
>To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Subject: RE: Modularization of Documentation
>Hi Tony,
>Thanks for your response. So you're saying that in_the_whole_world,
>there's not a single book about documentation that requires the
>* Each section ("module," whatever) of documentation should describe a
>specific task and be clearly labeled as such.
>* Each section of printed documentation should be no more than one page
>long. (What about onscreen Help? Varying page sizes?)
>* Each section of documentation should have no more than five other
>sections that either reference it or are referenced by it.
>While I don't personally agree with all three requirements, I'll bet
>*someone* has written a book that requires them.
>If not, write it!


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