Index to content ratio

Subject: Index to content ratio
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- MPS-CANADA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 13:54:51 -0700

Good afternoon,

I imagine that there's no hard and fast rule for this, but I'm wondering if
anyone can give me a decent benchmark on how many index entries one ought to
have per manual page. We develop some pretty industry-specific software, if
that's any help.

I've read, somewhere, that there should be at least 3-4 index entries for
each topic in online help, but I lack similar guidelines for hard copy. Any
feedback on the topic would be appreciated. Thanks. DB.

Darren Barefoot
Technical Content Developer
1-604-904-0822 ext.112
<mailto: dbarefoot -at- mps-canada -dot- com>

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