Re: Note versus Tip

Subject: Re: Note versus Tip
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:59:50 -0800


Note (cough) that MSTP defines notes and tips as distinct things.

I think it is pointless to separate them but I had to wrestle with an ex-Microsoft writer for them (and lost).

Laura


On Feb 10, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Bridget Gordan <bridget -dot- gordan -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Where I work now does this. I find it distracting. At my last job, where I
> ruled the doc world, I incorporated notes into the text and just had tips
> identified with a label.
>
> Bridget
>
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Sean Brierley <
> sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> A search yields nothing. Anyone know of a study that identifies if having a
>> both a note and a tip in technical communication is useful. that is, if a
>> tip is an optional thing that helps you finish a task more efficiently, and
>> a note contains information that affects successful completion of a task,
>> is there a study that tells us whether our audience cares about the
>> difference?
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> Sean
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Note versus Tip: From: Sean Brierley
Re: Note versus Tip: From: Bridget Gordan

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