hyperlink style question summary to list

Subject: hyperlink style question summary to list
From: Alexia Prendergast <alexiap -at- SEAGATESOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 11:34:19 -0400

Hi, all,

Thought I'd summarize your answers to my hyperlink
style question:

>Dilemma: The blue text, quotes, and page numbers seem like
>overkill. Our audience is used to online stuff -- should we just
>use the blue text and get rid of the quotation marks and page
>numbers? (since they can just select the link and go to that
>section) Or should I keep them in there for the one or two users
>who might print the darn thing out?

The responses were 50% for keeping the page numbers and
50% for nixing them... that is, until Stuart pointed out that my users
can have their cake and eat it, too. Since I'm using Frame, I can
either use conditional text to create a version to view online that
hides the page number and a version to print that shows the page
number. Paul added an alternative, suggesting that I create a two
versions of the xref format that I could import depending whether
I wanted to create the online or print version of the book.

Thanks to all for your good suggestions and arguments!

Alexia Prendergast
Senior Technical Writer
Seagate Software
mailto:alexiap -at- sems -dot- com

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