RE: Where's the beginning? (was RE: When to Spell Out Acronyms)

Subject: RE: Where's the beginning? (was RE: When to Spell Out Acronyms)
From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
To: thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:07:10 -0500

David Castro [mailto:thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com] kindly suggested:

> On 11/21/06, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> > I've used Geoff's suggestion of using a glossary to keep
> the clutter from
> > taking over a Help page. Linking every acronym to a
> definition page is
> > acceptable for smaller sites, or sites without a lot of
> acronyms, but the
> > glossary may be the only answer for larger sites stuff with them.
> Let me throw an idea out there, thought it may not be directly
> supported by the HATs. What about providing alt text for acronyms
> (using the TITLE attribute in a null link)? The user can float over
> the acronym to have the spelled out version displayed in fly-over
> text.
> I've created a proof of concept to illustrate my idea, which you can
> see here:
> What do y'all think of that idea? Feasible? Not obvious enough?

Hmm. How well / how easily does Flare do that?

I'm supposed to switch over to Flare from RH.

I like it, though. If it's convenient to do in Flare, then it
meets the requirement.
Note: this is from somebody who spent a couple of years
using only the built-in editor in RoboHelp...


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