Re: Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?

Subject: Re: Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, Paula Cristina Vaz <paula -dot- vaz -at- inesc-id -dot- pt>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:59:47 -0500

For me, the Index has always been the preferred route. Done right, it's also the most efficient way to locate what is needed.

Many years ago I was tasked with "giving users the search". What I did was create a really good index. Then I created WebHelp from RoboHelp and in my Skin editor I used the Search button to open the Index. No true "search" was actually provided.

Life suddenly became good and people were happy. Go figure

Cheers... Rick :)

On 7/11/2014 11:13 AM, Tony Chung wrote:

To confirm what Paula says, a good TOC and Index can help add relevance and
weighting to search results, if the engine supports it.

-Tony

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Paula Cristina Vaz <paula -dot- vaz -at- inesc-id -dot- pt
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','paula -dot- vaz -at- inesc-id -dot- pt');>> wrote:

...
(The TOC) also helps me to evaluate the
importance of the subject that I'm searching for. If my keywords appear in
the TOC as a section title, it means that the document has a lot to say
about the subject.
...
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References:
Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?: From: Andrew Harvie
Re: Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?: From: Paula Cristina Vaz
RE: Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?: From: Julie Stickler
Is Search replacing the TOC and Index?: From: Tony Chung

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