RE: Question about "sidebars"

Subject: RE: Question about "sidebars"
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'yehoshua paul' <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 16:02:46 +0000

Not sure MadCap Flare offers note icons. I'll have to check.

From: yehoshua paul [mailto:ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:00 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Question about "sidebars"

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 information.
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 be clicked.

Yehoshua Paul

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com<mailto: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?



Cordially,
Craig Cardimon

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