Re: Need an attractive name

Subject: Re: Need an attractive name
From: Kelly Hoffman <kelly -at- NASHUA -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 1994 09:24:30 EDT

Mark Levinson <MARK -at- DALI -dot- BITNET> writes:

> It's a pain in the poopick. It's, yes, the Release Notes.

> Folks, does someone have a better name for this document?
> Release Notes sounds like a heap of unstructured technicalities,
> which of course is what it is;

Why call a spade a shovel? Chances are that your readers know what
"Release Notes" are and the kind of info they contain. In particular,
upgrade customers probably search for the release notes first (whatever
they're called), so why make it harder to find?

> Anyone seen a good appropriate name in the field

Yeah, "Release Notes." ;-)

Given that your release notes include installation instructions, though,
you might want to include that as a subtitle or such:

Release Notes <--big font size
including installation & upgrade instructions <-smaller size

Of course, your readers may not be like mine, so your mileage may


Kelly K. Hoffman kelly -at- nashua -dot- hp -dot- com
Learning Products Engineer
Hewlett-Packard, Network Test Division "Reading the manual is
One Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH 03062 admitting defeat."

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