Re: Help or User Manual First?

Subject: Re: Help or User Manual First?
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 09:13:30 -0500

Tim Altom [SMTP:taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET] wrote:
Design your approach so that it works for
both, meaning that you'll have to compromise pretty heavily. There won't
many popups, for example, unless you want to do them separately and lose
your time benefits of straddling.

What about a page layout where the material that would appear as popups in
the help appears in a margin column? A bit more conversion effort, and
there isn't room for many popups per page, but it might work.

Mike Huber, celebrating 2750 years of decline, and not speaking for anybody
Mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
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