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Re^4: Introduction to Technical Writing/Documentation

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 05, 2012 at 14:46 UTC ( #946412=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Introduction to Technical Writing/Documentation
in thread Introduction to Technical Writing/Documentation

"Even in a spoken presentation, repetition is just filler..." Not really in spoken word presentations is often used to ensure that the listeners have clearly understood the point or to emphasizes the point been made. And is a very useful tool to gauge the audiences take up of the new information. (Audience Contact - different than Audience participation but has similar goals). I think the point of the meme has been missed by the forum. I took this to mean that a brief over view of what information will be given to prepare the reader for the information or to let the reader know this is the section he needs to read (as he has a question about the software he need answering). the core of the material will be the second time the information will be talked or written about, but this will go into much more detail and fully expand on the solution to the given issue. Then the third time could be a 'this is the question that was asked in the outset and this was the answer that was discussed in the main body of the text'. this lets the reader quickly reference topics and answers to question, he may have. This could be at a later date after the first reading of the documentation. Sorry if this has bumped the topic to the top but i am finding it really helpful.
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[atcroft]: .oO(Then there is the effect if a site changes their timezone, such as when the International Date Line was moved by the purchase of Alaska by the US from Russia in 1867, or several places (I cannot recall off-hand) that moved from one side of the Date
[atcroft]: Line to the other recently....)
[atcroft]: .oO(Then again, you also have to be careful if you had it to the database, and be aware of any assumptions it makes (such as SQLite assuming Gregorian calendar and a day of exactly 86400 seconds)...)

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