Re: Headers and Footers

Subject: Re: Headers and Footers
From: Barb Philbrick <caslonsvcs -at- IBM -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 13:59:46 GMT

I like Dave's suggestions and reasons for them. I add one additional
feature if I have the choice: top level section headings under the
chapter head in the top outside corner of the header.

This helps the page-flippers find information. As (admittedly flimsy)
proof, one of my previous clients did a usability study that found
that a large percentage of users are page-flippers. As completely
subjective proof, I am an inveterate page-flipper.


>For the series of manuals I am doing at the moment, I put the chapter title
>in the header outside corners, sequential page number in the footer outside
>corners, document and rev number at the footer left inside corner and the
>file name of the document on the footer right inside corner.

Barbara Philbrick, Caslon Services Inc.
Technical Writing

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