Re: A reminder: visual and other indexes

Subject: Re: A reminder: visual and other indexes
From: Craig Haiss <craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 07:22:26 -0700 (PDT)


Perhaps the clutter of UI information can be reduced by grouping all such content into a single chapter of the documentation. If the chapter is clearly introduced in the opening paragraph and table of contents, users can simply skip it if they aren't interested.

In help, clutter isn't really an issue. Users only see what they click on. One clearly-worded link in the TOC would give UI information a high profile for people who seek it, while at the same time avoiding clutter.

Craig Haiss
http://www.helpscribe.com


--- On Sat, 5/9/09, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: A reminder: visual and other indexes
> To: "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 1:00 PM
> 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.




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