What's your preference: One long page or several small pages?

Subject: What's your preference: One long page or several small pages?
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: "TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2018 14:58:57 -0400

Quick survey!

I have several long-ish pages (5 or 6 screenloads) each of which contains
rather complex instructions to run a procedure.

Is that better than spreading the same information across 5 or 6 short
pages -- assuming there's an intro/overview and links from each short page
to the previous and next pages?

My arguments for long pages:

- One long page is easy to bookmark
- PDFing is easy and fast an includes everything
- Easy to look back and ahead

My arguments for short pages:

- Less intimidating
- Easier to scan and read

Your thoughts? And bonus points if you can cite user preferences and
reasons!

Thanks in advance,

John Garison | Lead Technical Communicator | Medidata Solutions
350 Hudson Street, 9th Floor. | New York, NY 10014 || 441 Blood Road,
Chester, VT 05143
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