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Subject:Re: Section Title From:Debbie Packer <dpacker -at- STINGRAYBOATS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 11 Jun 1999 11:21:39 -0400
I've seen (and used) Getting Started. From there, you could have subsections
for basic Windows Instructions and Instructions for the application.
I recently ran into a similar situation. We are considering a booklet just
for basic computer operation (Windows, Web browsers, mouse, printing, etc.).
Would it be possible to create a book like this that is used as a supplement
to new applications? This would simplify your application booklet and you
wouldn't have to create such sections for every new software package
released. Just a thought.
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> Ok, People...the question of the day. :-)
> I'm creating a manual for an application that will be
> used by people; some of whom may have never seen a PC
> and some who are MIS management level. Talk about
> writing a document for a targeted audience.
> Anyway...for those who have never seen a PC, I'm
> including a section that includes instructions on the
> Microsoft Windows
> Activating and Deactivating Windows
> Opening and Closing Windows
> Moving Windows
> Resizing Windows
> [Application] Windows
> [Application] Buttons
> Entering Data into [Application] Windows
> [Application] Menues
> Menu Bars (these are the text catagories
> across the top of the window
> Button Bars
> (not done yet)
> [Application] Manual
> Frequently Assked Questions
> Tips and Hints
> You get the point.
> My problem is: What the h*** do I call this mishmash
> of instructional information?
> I've considered:
> Windows and [Application] Basics
> How to Run [Application]
> Working with [Application]
> I'm not sure I like any of them.
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