Re: Best places to put topics when they're needed twice

Subject: Re: Best places to put topics when they're needed twice
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 23:23:02 -0800

Duplicate the topic so your users don't have to jump around from place to place in a pdf to follow a procedure.

And it is reducing work on your end, to track the duplicated sections (assuming you can't just link them to the same source) to keep them in sync.

I've worked and on systems like the one you described, and the usual workflow for manuals like the ones you're creating is to read and print out the procedure in advance and manually insert the pages with the sections that are out of sequence into the right places in the main procedure, cursing the manual all the way.

Gene Kim-Eng



On 11/3/2013 4:13 PM, Editor in Chief wrote:

Not sure what that has to do with the question at hand.

Are you annoyed that you would be in the minority that would not follow the main flow that most of our customers are known to use?

There's no "reducing work for the writer" the material is written, the examples captured. It's a matter of where and how it is presented.



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