Re: Indices and not-indices

Subject: Re: Indices and not-indices
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Kevin Elmore <kelmore -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:17:53 -0700

Kevin Elmore wrote:
> How shaken would your confidence be if an entity's help files did not
> have a proper index?
I'd be quite annoyed if there were none at all. I'm often disappointed
by the indexes supplied.

The 2000 topic gorilla isn't a day or weekend project to index.
Going forward, you should consider the existing index topics and
keyword, figure out what your preferred terms are and determine what the
alternates (these become the "see" entries to point folks to the
preferred terms)
oops- that means that your topics should use the preferred terms...

Anyway - that's planning for the future. Right now you're deciding between:
1: no index
2: ugly index

I vote for ugly over none.

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