Re: Reasons for online

Subject: Re: Reasons for online
From: Rosie <ncrowe -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 1994 11:00:18 -0700

On Tue, 20 Dec 1994, Coleen MacKay wrote:

> Bob, you've answered your own question. If the online index
> is created with hypertext links, it's missing a lot.
> Concepts that are not spelled out explicitly in the text are
> not indexed. A manual index is likely created by a human
> indexer, and would pick up those missing concepts. That's
> why the manual index is far superior!

> And quicker is not necessarily better!

> Defending the honor and jobs of professional indexers
> everywhere,

Colleen: Using Robohelp -- you can still have your job! We
have to program Search keywords for each topic. In our first
version, we are accepting the default which is merely the topic
title (not very good, eh?). But in the second version, we need
to go back and do a *real* index... I am hopeful that as on-line
documentation continues to evolve, we pay attention to the importance
of such on-line utilities.

Rosie (NorthCrowe)
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when you are very busy. Then a full hour is needed."
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