symbolize roles

Subject: symbolize roles
From: beverly_robinson -at- datacard -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 09:42:59 -0500

I'm on digest, so please excuse the lateness of this post, but . . .

I dislike being forced to learn yet another set of icons/symbols (and their
meanings) for each program I use. I'm sure I'm not alone.

I understand and agree with Kevin's proposal to use the same help system
for all users. In fact, I use a similar system in the help for one of the
products I support. But rather than cryptic symbols, I would prefer to see
plain English (or French, Chinese, etc.) words describing role
applicability. Or, as a compromise, include a label with the symbols.

Kevin says he's "not an arteeste." I guess I'm even more word-oriented than
he is.



Now Shipping -- WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word! Easily create online
Help. And online anything else. Redesigned interface with a new
project-based workflow. Try it today!

Doc-To-Help 2005 now has RoboHelp Converter and HTML Source: Author
content and configure Help in MS Word or any HTML editor. No
proprietary editor! *August release.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: Re: Tech writers with typewriters?
Next by Author: Re: Outsourcing of Technical Writers Employment
Previous by Thread: RE: symbolize roles
Next by Thread: RE: symbolize roles

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads