Previous, Next and Print buttons in Help

Subject: Previous, Next and Print buttons in Help
From: "Saunders, Ian" <ISaunders -at- syntellect -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 06:49:23 +0000


My team is debating whether to put Previous page, Next page and Print buttons directly into each Help topic (Web Help and CHMs), or to make do with those available from the browser (we use IE for web access).

Is it standard practice to do this? I have been told that the trend is to add them, but don't I don't have enough experience of Help systems to comment. As an overworked author, it seems to me a waste of time, but if customers are expecting to see these buttons, I am more than happy to add them!

Many thanks!


Ian Saunders
Syntellect Ltd.
Fleet, UK.

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