Re: tools-how specific in a hardware manual

Subject: Re: tools-how specific in a hardware manual
From: "Bailey, Doug S" <dsbailey -at- PO4 -dot- PCMAIL -dot- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 15:47:00 CST

> Use an xx hex wrench to remove the two xx screws that connect the
> bracket to the Z column.

In a word, YUCK.

> Remove the two screws that connect the bracket to the Z column.

In two words, Ahh, nice.


You don't need to be as specific as the first sentence. Such detail
is needless and can be confusing. Too much information can be
as bad as too little.

Doug

Douglas S. Bailey, Technical Writer
System Software Documentation
Intergraph Corporation
Huntsville, AL 35894-0001
x6072


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