Re: page size

Subject: Re: page size
From: Linda Laurie <LinLaurie -at- CLASSIC -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 13:33:57 UT

I've heard that it depends a lot on what your product runs on or is. For
instance, if the product runs on a laptop, your users will likely be in small
places and small documents are easier to use. Same thing when documenting
small equipment.

On the other hand, if your typical user sits at a desk, the size may not
matter so much. You could check with the engineering or technical
communications departments at your nearest college to see if they know of
studies. Or do your own search on the web or at a college.

Good luck. Please let me know what you find out.

Lin
linlaurie -at- msn -dot- com

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From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues on
behalf of Peg Rickard
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 6:20 PM
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Subject: page size

Does anyone know of any studies done on page size of manuals=2E We're=20
revising the packaging of our documentation and I would like to reduce the=20
size from 81/2 x 11 to 7 x 9 or similar size=2E Are they studies that disc=
uss=20
user preferences in page size?

Thanks for your help=2E

Peg

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