RE: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for

Subject: RE: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:07:34 -0800

You've taken me out of context. I am talking about documentation
strategy for a product or company, not piecemeal changes within a single
document. Otherwise, I totally agree with you.

Leonard

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Subject: Re: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for

I think it is either-or. Either number everything down to the
paragraph level (as in regulations), or nothing. Anything in between
is a lot of effort for negligible payoff. It's a holdover from the
print era.

Regulation numbers are a headache to maintain, too, but that's
unavoidable.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Leonard C. Porrello
<Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
> Which is why I said I don't think this is an either/or situation. As
> several others have pointed out, its all about (customer requirements
> and) how the documentation is being used.
>
> Leonard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: neilson -at- windstream -dot- net [mailto:neilson -at- windstream -dot- net]
> Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:51 AM
> To: Robert Lauriston; Leonard C. Porrello; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for
>
> On the other hand, when you're charged with violating some silly
> regulation it's mandatory to know the section and paragraph number, so
> that you can determine that indeed they are trying to regulate your
> back-yard garden as if it's an industrial waste site.
>
> ---- "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com> wrote:
>> Exactly! With on-line help, there is usually no need to reference
even
>> chapter name. It's far more simple to have the user search using a
>> sufficiently unique search term. Once in the needed topic, they can
>> reference the TOC, in which the topic will be highlighted, to see how
>> the topic fits into the big picture.
>
>
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References:
RE: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for: From: Leonard C. Porrello
RE: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for: From: neilson
RE: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Chapter-page numbering, reasons for: From: Robert Lauriston

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