Re: thoughts on color

Subject: Re: thoughts on color
From: Janet Valade <janetv -at- MAIL -dot- SYSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 14:59:47 -0800

> >What do you think about the use of color in informational documents?
>
In the beginning of the PC era, some companies designed their
manuals in such a way that essential information was conveyed by color. The
goal was to make the xeroxed manuals of software pirates useless. For a
long time, I assumed color in manuals was for that purpose. However, I have
gotten over that bias.

In pondering my current problem of including information for more
than one product in one manual, I thought color hints for the info that was
for a specific product only would be the clearest organization. However, we
really can't afford color, so I will have to design another way to indicate
the product-specific info without drawing the eye away from the info that is
for all products.

Janet

Janet Valade
Technical Writer
Systech Corp, San Diego, CA
mailto:janetv -at- systech -dot- com


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