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Subject:Re: Usability: Tutorial *chapter* or *manual* From:Win Day <winday -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 8 Apr 1997 06:33:48 -0400
At 04:32 PM 4/7/97 -0700, Sue Heim wrote:
>So, forget about the cost difference. If you had your choice, would
>you prefer to have a 500 page manual that includes ONE WHOLE CHAPTER
>on learning the program that is 150 pages long? Or would you prefer
>to have a separate "Learning" booklet (likely saddle-stitched, btw)
>and a separate user's guide?
I'd prefer a separate booklet. Unfortunately, my client doesn't, so we
include the tutorial chapter in the larger manual (ours generally run about
250 pages, plus index).
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