Re: Footnotes - acceptable in technical documentation?

Subject: Re: Footnotes - acceptable in technical documentation?
From: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:26:44 -0500

What's sort of technical documentation is it, who's reading/using it.
and what are they accustomed to seeing?

Here's a research idea; sample some tech doc from a defined
"population" (genre, I suppose) and see what sorts of things it does
(and doesn't) include (e.g. footnotes).

--Milan DavidoviÄ

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On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3)
<Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello All:
>
> What are you thoughts on footnotes in technical documentation? I have been told that footnotes in technical documentation is forbidden because instructions show the reader how to do something, and footnotes distract the reader from instruction.
>
> Your thoughts?


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