Re: need advice - writing wiki Help for web app

Subject: Re: need advice - writing wiki Help for web app
From: Di <dicorrie -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:29:51 +1300

Wizard walk throughs sound like a thing to be investigated, to be sure. What
tools are you using for that?

Thanks,

Di


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> We're writing more and more help that goes the other way - more
> screens and less prose. Wizards "walk" the user through common tasks
> by means of sequenced popups that appear over images of dialogs
> pointing to buttons and data entry fields. The popups that name the
> UI elements and provide procedure steps are text strings that are
> localized with the product, and the screenshots have their text labels
> removed or dithered so the same graphics can be used for all
> languages. The traditional figure with numbered callouts and a table
> of descriptions is now used only for printed docs or pdf versions of
> the help.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Di <dicorrie -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > i tend to translate this one thus:
> > . dont use screen shots to illustrate procedures (why would you when you
> > have got the app alongside)
> > . in other contexts a screenshot or part of a screenshot, perhaps with
> > annotation or two, will illustrate the general principle of using raphics
> in
> > documents - look nice and be a 'picture tells a thousand words'.
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References:
need advice - writing wiki Help for web app: From: Monique Semp
Re: need advice - writing wiki Help for web app: From: Bill Swallow
Re: need advice - writing wiki Help for web app: From: Di
Re: need advice - writing wiki Help for web app: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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