Re: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful

Subject: Re: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:42:08 -0400

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Fiona Hanington
<fiona -dot- hanington -at- ericsson -dot- com> wrote:
> Imagine you have this sentence:
>
> "After you <link>defragment the disk</link>, ...."


Don't feel like you need to stay with your current structure.
Sometimes revising how you've written something makes it easier. For
example, if you used a structure like the following, with
appropriately descriptive headings, it should be clear where your
links lead.

Prerequisites
- [Link - Installing the widget]
- [Link - Configuring the widget]

To calibrate the widget, complete the following steps:
Step 1
Step 2
etc.

After you have calibrated the widget you must next [Link - Initialize
the widget] before you can [Link - Use the widget].


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References:
Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful: From: Fiona Hanington
Re: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful: From: Lee Fisher
RE: Hypertext links -- how best to make these useful: From: Fiona Hanington

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