Re: FW: WinHelp 95 help approach

Subject: Re: FW: WinHelp 95 help approach
From: Jane Bergen <janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 17:24:33 +0000

> Win95. Full Text Search.
> Now you can find everything.

> Loryn

So you may wish..... My pet peeve is a help file without a browse
button. It leaves no control whatsoever to the user and is so #$%^
frustrating that I almost refuse to use it. Especially if there is no
ability to do a full text search.

> Maybe I'm just an old fogey, but I like to use manuals. I feel like
> I've got more control over what I'm looking for: I'm not at the whim
> of some on-line help *designer* to determine which links are
> important.

Me too. And what's worse is when you can't GET TO the stupid help
file because you can't get the program to open. Fortunately for most
programs, you can just double-click the .hlp file and get some
relief, but of course no context-sensitive help if there is no
context.

Jane
...............................................................
Jane Bergen, Technical Writer
janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com or janeb -at- airmail -dot- net
"The difference between the right word and the
almost right word is the difference between lightning
and the lightning bug" (Mark Twain)
...............................................................


Previous by Author: Re: Why We Need Good Software Manuals
Next by Author: Re: Challenge to active-verb advocates
Previous by Thread: Re: WinHelp 95 help approach
Next by Thread: Re: WinHelp 95 help approach


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads