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(Hopefully you've documented the many API exceptions in an appendix..)
On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Kate Schneider <kateschneider42 -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
> "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." <--- LOL. I appreciate this.
> So then, is a "user manual" a manual not about the software, but about how
> to operate the user? ;)
> On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>wrote:
>> 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
>> 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>
>> > User's Guide?
>> > Hopefully there is more than one person who'll purchase/use your
>> > SW. *;<)*
>> > > Chris
>> > On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com
>> >> @ 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
>> >> of control I have :) As far as the rest of the UI, we really only have
>> >> other wizard, and it's not well documented. Currently, we don't print
>> >> 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
>> >> hard work as far as writing out the text for this wizard!
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