Re: Doc for multiple interfaces

Subject: Re: Doc for multiple interfaces
From: Ruth Glaser <ruthg -at- GORETEK -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 12:44:00 -0500

Charles Fischer wrote:

>I am seeking advice and alternatives for documenting the same product that
>runs in multiple interfaces.

Most of the responses so far seem to deal more with using conditional
text for hard copy docs. What solutions would you propose for online
help?

A related question -- how would you handle documenting a product where
the customer can choose the work flow, thus changing the interface on
the fly?

For example, customer A configures the system so s/he enters an
order by
1. entering customer info.
2. checking if the customer owes past due invoices
3. entering the line item info
4. checking the credit for this order
5. releasing the order

Customer B configures the system so s/he enters an order by
1. entering customer info.
2. entering line item info
3. checking the credit for this order
4. checking if the customer owes past due invoices
5. releasing the order

This is just an example. Suppose the user has the ability to pick the
screen elements s/he needs and can drop them onto the screen. You
don't know which ones will be chosen -- just that some subset will be
picked. How do you document this?

Ruth
rglaser -at- nxtrend -dot- com

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