Re: Usability: Tutorial *chapter* or *manual*

Subject: Re: Usability: Tutorial *chapter* or *manual*
From: "Robin M. Allen" <robin -dot- m -dot- allen -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 21:55:07 -0500

Sue Heim wrote:
> So, forget about the cost difference. If you had your choice, would
> you prefer to have a 500 page manual that includes ONE WHOLE CHAPTER
> on learning the program that is 150 pages long? Or would you prefer
> to have a separate "Learning" booklet (likely saddle-stitched, btw)
> and a separate user's guide?
> Thanks!
> ...sue
> -------------------------
> Sue Heim
> Research Information Systems
> Carlsbad, California USA
> Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com


Forehelp does a nice job of incorporating the tutorial in their manual.
The tutorial is at the beginning of the manual and teaches the most
commonly used features, for example, creating a jump. The tutorial is
also *part* of the manual and the index references the tutorial pages.

:Robin Allen
robin -dot- m -dot- allen -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net

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