RE: Indexing style refs

Subject: RE: Indexing style refs
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: 'Anita Legsdin' <anita -dot- legsdin -at- watchmark -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:42:02 -0400

I think the purpose of the controlled list is to eliminate the need to
include terms such as "way cool button" in the index as a synonym for "Run".

>Isn't the purpose of an index to provide synonyms? 20
>people reading documentation will think of 20 different
>words for the same concept when they consult the index.
>(Or am I missing the point?)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Downing, David [SMTP:DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 9:09 AM
> Subject: RE: Indexing style refs
>> Well, I have a suggestion inspired by my former days
>> as a technical services librarian. I suggest you put
>> together what they call a "controlled vocabulary."
>>This is a list of terms that serves as an authority.

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