RE: Graphics vs Text

Subject: RE: Graphics vs Text
From: "Mark the Writer" <mdb-career -at- cox -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 10:59:43 -0700

RE - When to use graphics ?


I personally think graphics are only mandatory if there is more than a 30
percent chance
that someone could make a mistake.

For instance ...

Many software option windows have settings where a user is doomed if they
make a simple

So I enter in an example of a correct setting and throw in the screen shot.

Preference ...

As far as charts and line art go - I like to include personally.

I am an engineer that writes for engineers usually - and we live on

Ask an engineer would they prefer the identical information in a block of
text or a graphic -
and they will ask for the graphic.

I typically give them both and use "as you can see in Figure 5, bla bla


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