New Way to do TOC

Subject: New Way to do TOC
From: "Barbara Vega" <BarbaraV -at- libertyims -dot- com>
To: "Paul Hanson" <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:06:33 -0800

Hello All

We are looking at a new way to do our TOC

We use Flare BTW. (That has little/nothing to do with post).

At any rate, my boss is a fan of the way MSDN does theirs. On MSDNs, you
start at a high level for the first topic, which has a "+" sign to the
left, You can click on the "+" signs and drill down to successively
lower topics to get to the "ground floor: topic. Depending on the topic
being discussed, there are varying ways of presenting the material; you
may have links of topics, you may have tables, or charts, or white
papers, etc.

It is, as you may expect, quite dense.

My feeling is it is too dense, and a bit overkill for our software, even
though our software is very complex (knowledge base information
management software)

Anyway - you can check out msdn's software at the library section of
their site at
- the left hand side of the page

Can you point me to other types of - perhaps similar tocs but not quite
so dense that I can take a look at? I know Microsoft was doing something
with Vista then bagged it and then - I can't remember - and I am out of
the loop -


Barbara Vega
Documentation Department
Liberty IMS
Costa Mesa, CA

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