Re: Online vs. Hardcopy documentation

Subject: Re: Online vs. Hardcopy documentation
From: David Jones/KSBEISD <David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- DATAHUB -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 07:49:45 HST

mjwing @ INGR.COM ("Wing, Michael J") wrote:
>> True, the on-line documents don't provide the same
>artistic qualities > when printed when compared to documents formatted

>"...artistic qualities..." Do you mean communication skills and
>that is implied by that

Nah, just page layout and formatting. Correctness of language does not
improve/degrade because of the medium in which appears. Does it?<

But communication is much more than just correctness of language. I'd suggest
reading a book called _Editing by Design_, about how design (the superset of
"page layout and formatting") affects communication. The book was written for
people who were focussed primarily on content rather than the "medium" -- just
like many of us dealing with on-line docs.

David Jones, Technical Writer
David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- Datahub -dot- com
Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate

"I do not speak for my employer, my computer, or any other living thing."

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