j at clsdesignassociates.com
Sat Mar 20 11:48:06 CST 2004
> I'm not sure what's up with that, as I just searched for "submenu" in
> the "Search Docs" tool and found "Recipe for populating a text menu",
> which uses building a Text menu as an example and includes this
> callout note:
Absolutely no offense intended by this message, Richard.
Imagine you are a new Rev user. After typing "submenu" into the
"Search Docs" tool, one gets a list of nearly 40 topic hits. Scanning
the titles of these, there is no chance most novice users would ever
think that any of them were about creating submenus.
If I were a new Rev user, how could I be expected to know that "Recipe
for populating a text menu" was about creating submenus? Why does it
say "recipe?" Is it about cooking? What in the world does
"populating" mean? And "text menu?" I didn't even know there were any
other kinds of menus in computer software. I mean, I have never seen a
picture menu in Microsoft Word. Why do none of the topics say
"Creating a submenu?"
My point is that the Rev docs, while well written, are not presented in
a format that is very approachable by the new user. Tips need to be
taken from Apple's example; Apple still writes the best documentation
ever for the novice user.
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