Software Manual Basics

Subject: Software Manual Basics
From: Geert Jansen <gjansen -at- TELEBYTE -dot- NL>
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 06:49:28 -0500


I am new to the list and wondered if anyone could point me to information about the do's and don'ts in writing good online help for software.

I am rounding the up the publication of a WPDOS 6.x macro that lets you create and modify custom macro dialog boxes directly on-screen. I am a bit stuck on the helpscreens as available space to disply text is limited to a 23 lines of 70 characters wide. Writing clear and compact helptext is an art that I do not really master. Others who have, might share some useful hints in writing good online help.

Thank you,

Geert Jansen
Geert Jansen <gjansen -at- telebyte -dot- nl>
20-05-97 13:40:15

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