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Subject:Re: Contents at a Glance From:steve -dot- williams -at- ASCOMTATECO -dot- SE Date:Wed, 16 Jul 1997 12:32:47 +0100
Salan Pazurik <salstu -at- SMARTT -dot- COM> asked: Are two TOCs useful?
john glenn <sfarmh1 -at- scfn -dot- thpl -dot- lib -dot- fl -dot- us> answered:
For /ME/, a tech manual's TOC usually is a waste of paper.
When I want something from a manual, I start with the index.
The only time I refer to a TOC is when navigating an
I agree with Glen in that an index is indispensible for locating
information in the manual but let's not trash TOCs completely. A TOC is
great of showing the structure of the document, also important when
finding your way.
In answer to Salen's question; I usually start larger documents with a
main TOC, consisting of the two main heading levels, and each chapter has
a TOC with four heading levels.