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From: dan -dot- gallagher -at- pulsartech -dot- com [mailto:dan -dot- gallagher -at- pulsartech -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 2:58 PM
Subject: Fw: Keyboard AND Mouse Instructions <opinions>
The question is, should I include BOTH keyboard AND mouse instructions
my documentation? It seems to me that anyone turning on a pc these days
usually (at least the majority) using a mouse for everything
There are still a lot of keyboard users out there. I've been working on
a manual with both mouse and keyboard instructions, and it had them in
complete repetitive detail for each step. I opted to go for "using the
mouse" and "using the keyboard" sections, and then just referenced (i.e.
- "using the mouse or the keyboard") in each step. I just put in tables
of all the keyboard shortcuts in the "using the keyboard" section, and
simple double-click/right-click instructions in the "using the mouse"
Victoria J. Nuttle
Technical Writer, Creative Automation
vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com
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