Re: Online Help Style Guidelines

Subject: Re: Online Help Style Guidelines
From: Jonathan Lavigne <jpl -at- LYRA -dot- STANFORD -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1993 05:02:18 GMT

Laura Zupko <ZUPKO -at- stlvm27 -dot- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com> writes:

>Oh, last question: does anyone know of an online help style guideline
>for Windows-based products?


It isn't a style guide, except incidentally, but a book that offers lots of
good, specific advice on doing Windows help is:

Developing Online Help for Windows
Scott Boggan, et. al.
Carmel, IN: SAMS Publishing, c1993
462 p. + diskette $39.95 ISBN 0-672-30230-6

Many Windows help files follow pretty much the same conventions, so, if you
look at a few of them, you can come up with a serviceable list of guidelines
for handling common things like menu commands, dialog box options, and so

Jonathan Lavigne BL -dot- JPL -at- RLG -dot- STANFORD -dot- EDU
Research Libraries Group/Stanford University

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