Re: Testing an index

Subject: Re: Testing an index
From: "Sandy Harris" <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 12:28:05 +0800

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Wanda Phillips <wanda -dot- jane -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I would like to ensure that my index is useful. I can figure out how
> to do simple things, like ensure that use terms consistently (and as
> correctly as one can without actually knowing the audience ...

In an index, you don't want to be too consistent. You might want to
use "hard disk" consistently throughout the doc, but the index needs
entries for "C: drive", "mass storage", even "DASD" if you're writing
for old IBM mainframe guys who do not know micros. Even if your
doc always says "folders", you need an index entry for "directories",
and so on.

Sandy Harris,
Nanjing, China

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