Re: To document Windows functions or not?

Subject: Re: To document Windows functions or not?
From: Linda Castellani <castle -at- CRL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 11:23:20 -0800

I am lately taking the position of documenting only what is
unique about the client's software, and letting Windows' online help
answer questions about standard Windows functions. (When clients will
let me, that is. I recently had one who not only wanted cut, paste, etc.
documented, but also things like ALT-Tab, CTRL-Escape, and the entire
menu of functions you get when you click on the upper left corner of the
the window. Argh!)

On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Bruce Brill wrote:

> I work for a software development company and am writing a user's
> manual for a new product which includes the standard Windows editing
> functions of Cut, Paste, Copy, Undo and Select All. The product is
> targeted for a specialized, professional market, and it is expected
> that users will already be comfortable with Windows software. This
> being the case, should I document the standard Windows editing
> functions, or is it reasonable to assume that they will be
> understood? All input on this question most welcomed.

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