Re: A reminder: visual and other indexes

Subject: Re: A reminder: visual and other indexes
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 10:00:32 -0700

Yeah, it's very annoying when docs don't tell you how to navigate to
the command / dialog being discussed, but screenshots of menus just
clutter up the doc and waste the writer's time.

My negative attitude about that sort of thing was probably exacerbated
by having inherited so many docs that contained nothing but a useless
narrative of the UI.

> The second is that most documentation provides no way to look up
> things you can see on the screen. I've occasionally had problems with
> Adobe documentation, for example, because they'll write something like
> "to fram statically, use the framistat tool" without showing me what
> that tool looks like or where it's hidden.

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