Re: Two Professional Questions

Subject: Re: Two Professional Questions
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:55:11 -0700

What, exactly, is well-laid-out application documentation? Is there an
example somewhere, so I can see if I'm doing anything wrong?

//uses authorit
//uses word as an output mechanism.
//hates word.

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On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Dan Goldstein
<DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm thinking about all those tech writers who use Word to create
> well-laid-out application documentation, and who aren't "faced with a
> battle every step of the way."
>
> What are they missing? Where have they gone wrong, without anyone
> noticing?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Morton
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 2:22 PM
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> As for Frame, it may be overkill, depending on both the project
> requirements and the entity that is contracting you. For many smaller
> projects, I believe InDesign is the tool of choice.
>
> I would never consider Word for any application documentation, period.
> It simply does not measure up as a layout application that also offers
> things like TOC generation and the like. (Yes, Word can do be made to do
> many of these things in a pinch, but you'll be faced with a battle every
> step of the way.)
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References:
Two Professional Questions: From: Roberta Hennessey
Re: Two Professional Questions: From: Chris Morton
RE: Two Professional Questions: From: Dan Goldstein

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