Re: OT: Documenting a "wizard"

Subject: Re: OT: Documenting a "wizard"
From: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 10:59:17 -0400

Haha. Nope. We only need one customer. ;) JK.

But, I did put some research into the whole user-user's-users' thing, and
manual vs. guide, and I liked the term guide more than manual -- and then I
found this explanation: "User's Guide -- Because generally only one user
has the guide in his hand at one time."

And that settled the user-user's-users' decision for me. To each his own!


On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> User's Guide?
>
> Hopefully there is more than one person who'll purchase/use your company's
> SW. *;<)*
>
> > Chris
>
> On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> @ Kate -- well, we have a lot of ESL engineers and programmers, so
>> everything..and I mean everything (every little prompt, warning, error
>> message) goes through me. Ha! But yes, I'm probably spoiled in the amount
>> of control I have :) As far as the rest of the UI, we really only have one
>> other wizard, and it's not well documented. Currently, we don't print docs
>> for this program, since the User's Guide would be almost 500 8.5 x 11
>> pages. Instead, the programmers wrote an in-program "University" that
>> walks
>> them through everything (in case you're wondering, I write all of those
>> tutorials and interface tours too). And you're right, I did already do the
>> hard work as far as writing out the text for this wizard!
>
>
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