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Subject:help files--names for groups of topic pages From:David Hailey <FAHAILEY -at- WPO -dot- HASS -dot- USU -dot- EDU> Date:Thu, 15 Aug 1996 08:23:15 -0600
I have a question that some of you may be able to answer.
While I am teaching my students how to build help files, we
examine conceptual structures. One of these structures is
the collection of topic page plus all of its associated
popups--some software applications may have five or six such
popups. I have looked in the literature for what industry
calls this collection but have never found anything. For
want of a name, I call them topic complexes. Is there a
different term that I have missed?
Similarly, we frequently see related topics (e.g.,
WordPerfect has six or seven places one can go from the
words "search" or "searches" in the index). Because such
groups are typically heavily hotlinked I present them as
loosely related groups that, for want of a name, I call
topic suites. Again, is there a different term that I have
I would appreciate your input. But you might want to reply
fahaily -at- wpo -dot- hass -dot- usu -dot- edu
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