Re: Re: Cross-reference style question

Subject: Re: Re: Cross-reference style question
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:34:22 -0800

If the default delivery method is PDF and I'm printing from it when needed, I
generally don't print out the entire book, just the specific pages I need in
hard copy for a particular instance. As long as the links include the page
numbers it would work. I probably wouldn't see the colors anyway, because
unless there was some reason why I needed the rest of the page in color I
wouldn't use a color printer.

In a printed book the blue type is an annoyance, but not enough to make me
decide not to buy an otherwise desirable product. It does make me think, "tech
writers designing docs to make their lives easier rather than mine," but whether
a customer who was a non-pubs person would have the same reaction is another
matter. Just don't choose a shade of blue that's in the non-photo range unless
you want to hear me swearing every time I put the book on a copy machine.

My CMoS is a book, and a rather old one at that; no links or colors here.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
> Hi, Gene. What our clients are getting, in the PDF that they probably will
> print out, and in the online help file, is this, in blue:
> -- "Setting Up Your Toaster" on page 47
> Sounds like that would work for you. If it came perfect bound, would the blue
> type bug you?
> (If you have the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, what do you
> think of the blue links? [For example, page 196-197.] I've just scanned the
> likely places looking for an explanation of them, but no luck so far!)


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