How to write procedures in help pages

Vadim Peretokin vperetokin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 19:30:26 UTC 2007


Thanks a ton, this is very useful.

On Nov 19, 2007 11:48 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at myrealbox.com> wrote:

> There's another interesting article in UXmatters about writing help.
> <http://uxmatters.com/MT/archives/000242.php>
>
> Summary:
> *   People don't go to help unless they're stuck, and they leave ASAP.
> *   When writing an instruction, make the first words the vital ones.
> *   Consider situations that might prevent instructions from working.
> *   Collapse instructions for simple steps (like opening a program).
> *   Consider one-page overviews of "What you can do with X".
>
> Cheers
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> Matthew Paul Thomas
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