Re: User and user guides

Subject: Re: User and user guides
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:40:15 -0700

LOL

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Edgar D' Souza <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> Sighh.. you just *have* to be an uneasy soul... and I think I know why.
>
> Answers:
>
> 1A. Lost. No, not the TV series.
> 1B. Hopeful. Hoping that the "user manual" actually describes how to
> perform a task, instead of moronically describing the fields in each
> form/screen.
> 1C. If it's a manual you've written, then the answer is "doomed."
>
> 2. No, but you can write a guide for 99.5 users of a software. The .5
> is obviously a very uneasy soul, but that's an occupational hazard.
>
> 3. As much wood as a woodchuck could, if a woodchuck could and would
> chuck wood. Or, to paraphrase, as much technical as a user guide could
> be, if a user guide could and would be technical.
>
> Cheers (oh - you mean it isn't Friday yet? This was eerily akin to a
> Friday post.. but I haven't put out a flame for a long while, so
> please cut the disgruntled some slack.)
> Ed.
>
> --
> Edgar D'Souza (http://edgar.b.dsouza.googlepages.com/)
> à_à my GIMP-Python "Tear-off" plugin at:
> http://registry.gimp.org/node/10977
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Raj<uneasysoul -at- rediffmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > I have three queries:
> >
> > What exactly is a user looking in a user manual?
> >
> > Can a user guide be written for all users of a software?
> >
> > How much technical can a user guide be?
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> Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
> Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
> 2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
> http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/
>
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Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

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References:
User and user guides: From: Raj
Re: User and user guides: From: Edgar D' Souza

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