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Subject:Re: Question about "sidebars" From:yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> Date:Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:59:37 +0300
One of two:
1. Use a note icon, which would either be a bullet or the first column in a
table where the borders are invisible. And then enter the relevant
2. In online help use DHTML to create drop-down text. Users click on a
word, and a box appears below the line with the relevant information. When
moving the mouse over the word, the word changes to indicate that it should
On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:
> Morning, Whirlers,
> How do you folks handle sidebar notes and info?
> Let's say I'm working on Topic A in a user guide. I have information
> related to Topic A, but not directly.
> This information doesn't really fit elsewhere, so it needs to be in Topic
> A, but stand out just a bit. I put this "sidebar" information in a table in
> Topic A.
> Users should be aware of this information but not get hung up on it. I
> labeled the table as a "Note." Not sure what else to do here. Suggestions?
> Craig Cardimon
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