Re: User documentation - drawings or photographs?

Subject: Re: User documentation - drawings or photographs?
From: "Caroline Tabach" <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Paul Goble" <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:21:35 +0200

I remember a situation a couple of years ago when we had to get a new
user guide for new hardware out in a short time.
The PM, graphic designer and I all agreed that line drawings would be
most professional for what we needed. However, if we had drawings
done, we wouldn't meet the deadline, so we took photos, and they are
still there today,(except for 2 that changed and so it was simple
enough to substitute a new photograph, which of course still had to be
edited)

On 1/22/08, Paul Goble <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > I've been using more photos, too. It's rare that unlimited resources are
> available to create nice drawings. Given a fixed time budget, I can
> include 20 photos or 3 illustrations. Photos give me flexibility to
> finish the manual sooner, release the product, and move on to
> something else.
>
Caroline Tabach
Technical Writer
e-mail: caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com
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References:
User documentation - drawings or photographs?: From: SB
Re: User documentation - drawings or photographs?: From: Paul Goble

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