Documenting unused apps: (Was:Knowing prog. lang. +s to a TW's $?)

Subject: Documenting unused apps: (Was:Knowing prog. lang. +s to a TW's $?)
From: joanne grey <j -dot- grey -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 11:41:31 -0800

>> Cynthia Libby <cynthia -at- trump -dot- itg -dot- ti -dot- com> writes:
>> Do many of you write documents without using the equipment or application?

As part of our product suite, I sometimes document OCX and OLE functionality. I do NOT program. I assume
(and state so clearly in the manual) that the programmers know how to program, and how OCXs work. I have
learned enough Visual Basic to get the information about the product. Our engineers help me when I am
not clear on something. I give the programmers the knowledge of each function, method, property, etc.,
and this lets them, the users, user the product.

As Barb Philbrick <burkbrick -at- AOL -dot- COM> says:
>Sometimes you do what you have to do.

PS. I *am* learning C++ on my own time, and doing these docs was part of my decision.
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