RE: Writing Help about Help

Subject: RE: Writing Help about Help
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 13:13:36 -0500

Not necessarily. I once worked on a WinHelp system for an application
that had a menu tree (expandable, collapsible) in the left border -- it
had the same application menu options as the horizontal menu bar, but in
a vertical tree format.

Anyway, the WinHelp TOC mimicked the hierarchical tree structure
exactly, so one way to find help for a given screen would be to follow
the same path in the WinHelp TOC as you had in the "tree menu."

It was a very useful Help feature, _once you knew it was there_, so the
"Using Help" instructions described it -- as well as F1 for
context-sensitive help, etc.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brasel, Russell
> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 1:01 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Writing Help about Help
> When you're writing the "Using Help" part of an online help
> system, does it seem a bit odd to you? I mean, you're
> writing user instructions that they would have
> needed to get to the screen in the first place. . .

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