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Subject:Re: Never lead with a graphic From:"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:"Tech Whirlers" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:12:50 -0700
I don't see how we can answer that question when you
haven't told us what industry you work in, but offhand
I can't think of any industry that has standards dictating
the placement of graphics in user manual sections.
This sounds like a company style decision to me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rebecca Hopkins" <rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net>
> My new boss tells me that I should never begin a section with a
> graphic; the explanation of the graphic must precede the graphic.
> This makes no sense to me - if the graphic is the important thing you
> want the reader to look at, it should go first. The explanation makes
> more sense to the reader if he has already looked at the graphic; in
> fact, the explanation has no meaning without the graphic.
> Is this some industry standard? Can someone explain why?
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