Usability: Tutorial *chapter* or *manual*

Subject: Usability: Tutorial *chapter* or *manual*
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 13:02:02 +0100

Hello Sue,

* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM an All am 08.04.97

ss> I'm working on the manual for a new product. I'm guessing the
ss> manual
ss> will be about 350 pages, without the tutorial. I'm guessing the
ss> tutorial is going to be about 150 pages.

I would opt for a separate tutorial no more that 24 pages thick. You could
certainly do that for software provided you support it with a good user
interface and online help. But you did not say anything of the nature of the

If you do a 150 page tutorial no one will really use it as intended.

Greetings from Germany,

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