"Choose your own" install guide

Subject: "Choose your own" install guide
From: "Kevin McGowan" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 15:26:59 -0500

Hi folks,

As I'm learning more and more complications about our product install
process from the professional services people, I am now pondering rewriting
my install guide modelled on the old "choose your own adventure" books from
my childhood.

Essentially, if you drew it all out in a flow chart, the flow chart would go
on for pages and make it seem ridiculously complicated. Instead, I'm
thinking of a more user-friendly approach...and am wondering if anyone has
done this, or might have an opinion on it.

Basically, it would go like this:

You want to install PRODUCT on Windows - go to page 10
You want to install PRODUCT on Linux - go to page 13

In the Windows section:
You want to enable SAS support, go to page 20.
You want to skip SAS support, go to page 21.

Is this madness? Will a reader be annoyed reading a 100-page document set up
like this?


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