(Fwd) Too many tables in documentation

Subject: (Fwd) Too many tables in documentation
From: Bernice Kieffer <bernice_kieffer -at- MENTORG -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 09:43:03 PST

--- Forwarded mail from Heidi Margenau <Heidi_Margenau/USG -at- USGROUP -dot- COM>


If you have looked through "all types of different documentation related to our
field, and no one seems to be running into this problem", I would hazard to
guess that they have taken a more process oriented approach to the
documentation. You might try using the same type of approach. Rather then just
listing all the fields and the action associated with them, write a procedure
to tell the user how best to fill in each screen with the appropriate
information required. This way you can include a screen shot for orientation
and eliminate the need for all the tables.

Bernice Kieffer
Technical Writer/Training Developer
bernice_kieffer -at- mentorg -dot- com

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