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Subject:Re: To Preface or Not To Preface From:"thoyt -at- qualcomm -dot- com" <thoyt -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 14 Jun 1994 10:51:39 -0700
Yvonne DeGraw suggested:
> I think that many people read the word "Preface" and figure it means "you can
> skip this section". Renaming the same information "About This Guide" is a
> trick to get people to read the preface.
I have used "Welcome to XXXXX" as an introductory chapter where you present
an overview of the product, the usual front matter information, and a "How
to Use This Manual" section. "About This Guide" is also a good title for
the introductory chapter. I equate a preface with an academic work and
usually skip it so that I can get into the meaningful information.
thoyt -at- qualcomm -dot- com
NOTE: The views expressed are my own and are not be construed or
interpreted as those of QUALCOMM, Inc.