Re: Question ref diagrams/flowcharts

Subject: Re: Question ref diagrams/flowcharts
From: Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 07:20:11 PDT

>Are there any 'Rules of Thumbs' as to when to use a diagram/flow chart etc
>to illustrate a particular point in a document.

I have two rules: the Writing Rule and the Marketing Rule.

1. The writing rule: If a description seems overly complex and unclear,
I fix it with a diagram.

2. The marketing rule: If a diagram would be more interesting and
memorable than a description, and the discussion is about a cool
feature of the product, I use a diagram.

-- Robert
Robert Plamondon, President/Managing Editor, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
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