Re: Indexing Dilemma

Subject: Re: Indexing Dilemma
From: Paul Goble <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 17:16:19 -0500

I'd be inclined to index them like this:

power cable for Thingie 5000 2-4
power On/Off button, location of 2-7
power supply
compatibility 2-8
connector 2-9

I assume this is not the manual for the Thingie 5000. If this is the
Thingie 5000 manual, listing the product name anywhere in the index is
just noise.

If there's just one or two places in the book that discuss the power
supply connector, it's not necessary to qualify the index entry with
"location of." By not getting too specific, the entry will be more
useful for those looking for the location, shape, type, or other
information about the connector.

Depending on how the product is physically put together (like if the
power button is on the power supply), you might even be able to do
power supply
cable 2-4
compatibility 2-8
connector 2-9
On/Off button 2-7

Paul Goble
Omaha, Nebraska
pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as admin -at- inktopia -dot- net -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:

Indexing Dilemma: From: Nancy Allison

Previous by Author: Re: Disclaim THIS!
Next by Author: RE: Automatically check styles and formatting in Word document - Macro??
Previous by Thread: Re: Indexing Dilemma
Next by Thread: Re: Re: Indexing Dilemma

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads