Re: Designing a new help system -- Oh boy! ...ugh

Subject: Re: Designing a new help system -- Oh boy! ...ugh
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 14:26:09 -0600

When I need to define the fields, I define a separate window for the graphic and provide a link to it. That way, if the
user wants/needs to know about a field or menu option, they can go to it. Otherwise, they can ignore it and not clutter
up the real estate.

Jo Byrd

John Posada wrote:

> Hi, Kathi:
> I have a screen shot in every help window. Why? Not so they can look at the image and screen and verify that they
> match, but because I've also defined each field and button in the image as a hotspot and when they click on the
> hotspot, they get a popup that explians what it's for and what the rules are for entering
> information in that field. It is easier than listing each field and the expalination on the page.

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