RE: Guide titles

Subject: RE: Guide titles
From: Sion Lane <sion -dot- lane -at- unit4 -dot- com>
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Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:59:09 +0000

Has anyone recommended 'The ABCs of XYZ'?

It loses something if the product isn't actually called XYZ

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Today's Topics:

1. RE: The Source of Bad Writing - WSJ (Margaret Cekis)
2. Re: Guide titles (Lauren)
3. Re: Guide titles (joanne grey)
4. Re: Guide titles (Chris Morton)
5. RE: Guide titles (Ron Hearn)
6. Upcoming Fast 5 / Webinar on DITA (INKtopia Admin)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:18:40 -0400
From: "Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "'Mike Starr'" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>,
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: The Source of Bad Writing - WSJ
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Mike Starr started this thread with a link to Harvard professor Steven Pinker's article on bad writing.

Here's a link to another article with appreciation for professional communicators," The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros,"
from Entrepreneur: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237542.
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA




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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:31:10 -0700
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
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Subject: Re: Guide titles
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XYZ Bible

XYZ Handbook
- I haven't seen "handbook" in awhile. I like that one.

XYZ Manual


On 9/25/2014 6:08 AM, David Tinsley wrote:
> We currently use the term "XYZ User Guide" as the title for our products. We are brainstorming to see if there may be a better title that would actually make the end user read the guides. The guides include information like:
>
> - setup and installation
> - troubleshooting
> - technical information, approvals/classifications information,
> regulatory stuff
> - explanations of how the technology works
> - Integration information (a delivery option is in pcb form that the
> end user integrated into their end solution)
>
> Anyone got any ideas, suggestions?
>
> David




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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:42:14 -0700
From: joanne grey <clarifiedmind -at- yahoo -dot- com>
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"Handbook" would definitely be in keeping with making documentation less rigid and more user-centric.




On Monday, September 29, 2014 8:31 AM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:



XYZ Bible

XYZ Handbook
- I haven't seen "handbook" in awhile. I like that one.

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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:11:13 -0700
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
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Subject: Re: Guide titles
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*Zen & the Art of XYZ Operations*

*Hitchhiker's Guide To XYZ*

*The Kama Sutra: The Ultimate Guide to XYZ*

> Chris



On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 6:08 AM, David Tinsley <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com>
wrote:

> We currently use the term "XYZ User Guide" as the title for our products.
> We are brainstorming to see if there may be a better title that would
> actually make the end user read the guides. The guides include
> information
> like:
>
> - setup and installation
> - troubleshooting
> - technical information, approvals/classifications information,
> regulatory stuff
> - explanations of how the technology works
> - Integration information (a delivery option is in pcb form that the
> end user integrated into their end solution)
>
> Anyone got any ideas, suggestions?
>
> David
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> David Tinsley
> Manager, Technical Communications
> NDI
> 103 Randall Drive
> Waterloo, ON, Canada N2V 1C5
> Telephone: +1 (519) 884-5142 ext. 601
> Toll Free: +1 (877) 634-6340
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> Website: www.ndigital.com
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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:30:30 -0700
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I have created a new version of our Content Management User Guide to reflect significant changes to the page layout process in the CMS. However, the old guide will be needed for a period of time as users will still need it until they move to the new process. So both guides with similar titles will exist for a while. The issue we have is what to call the old guide. Someone has suggested calling it a "legacy" guide but I am wondering if there is a better name for it, e.g. the "Content Management Users Guide (name)" though (name) could be in a different position in the doc title. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Ron Hearn
Documentation Specialist

Central 1 Credit Union
1441 Creekside Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
V6J 4S7

rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com
Tel: 604.730.6391
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*Zen & the Art of XYZ Operations*

*Hitchhiker's Guide To XYZ*

*The Kama Sutra: The Ultimate Guide to XYZ*

> Chris



On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 6:08 AM, David Tinsley <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com>
wrote:

> We currently use the term "XYZ User Guide" as the title for our products.
> We are brainstorming to see if there may be a better title that would
> actually make the end user read the guides. The guides include
> information
> like:
>
> - setup and installation
> - troubleshooting
> - technical information, approvals/classifications information,
> regulatory stuff
> - explanations of how the technology works
> - Integration information (a delivery option is in pcb form that the
> end user integrated into their end solution)
>
> Anyone got any ideas, suggestions?
>
> David
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> David Tinsley
> Manager, Technical Communications
> NDI
> 103 Randall Drive
> Waterloo, ON, Canada N2V 1C5
> Telephone: +1 (519) 884-5142 ext. 601
> Toll Free: +1 (877) 634-6340
> Global: ++ (800) 634-634-00
> Facsimile: +1 (519) 884-5184
> Website: www.ndigital.com
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:00:24 -0400
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