Re: Starting a new project

Subject: Re: Starting a new project
From: "Susan Guttman" <sguttman -at- semantix -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 12:06:11 -0500

Hmm... it's difficult to comment without knowing anything about the product
or the users, but if it had landed in my lap I might have ended up writing a
preliminary section covering the common initial material (if you do
everything exactly the same way up to a certain point), then splitting the
remainder of the manual into two sub-sections covering the "North" and
"South" options.


> Jason Logue wrote:
> >I'm getting ready to start work on a new manual that will combine
> >information from two manuals. The one manual will be for two software
> >packages that are slowly being integrated into one fully integrated
> >package. The problem, at least for documentation purposes, is that both
> >packages have the same main menu screen, log on screen and a few others,
> >after a point they are completely different packages. However, they have
> >integration buttons and menu features that enable the user to jump back
> >forth between software packages.
> >
> >My question and/or concern is concerning whether I should split the
> >in half or not. Some chapters are going to be redundant if I do that,
> >though. If anyone has any design plans, flow charts, or general
> >suggestions, I'd appreciate the assistance. If you need more detail
> >concerning my project, let me know.
> >

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