Educational uses for Rev
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 13 13:36:16 EDT 2004
--- Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca> wrote:
> It was at least a couple of years ago that I posted
> to the MC list that
> I thought that the (not sure of the exact titles ---
> my copies are at
> work) HyperCard Users Manual and Language Reference
> from the original
> boxed version were two of the most elegant and well
> written software
> manuals I had every read. I am surprised that so few
> software companies
> have adopted Apple's style and format or insist on
> good writing from
> their manual writers. Online help in general does
> not come close to
> the usefulness of a well written manual in
> traditional print.
A friend of mine is a professional documentation
writer, and he told me once that a number of companies
explicitly tell him to not make the docs too clear, as
they want customers to pay for support questions.
Companies that are not looking to turn their tech
support into a profit center, will do their best to
provide good manuals ; now if you look at the vast
amount of information in the Revolution docs, all you
can say is : I wish I knew where to start looking.
But that is just one of the many items that are being
addressed with Rev 2.5
"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time." (La Rochefoucauld)
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