Re: Usability: Tutorial *chapter* or *manual*

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).

Win Day
Technical Writer/Editor
Email: winday -at- idirect -dot- com

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