On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:25 AM, Evanth, Henrik<Henrik.Evanth at sonyericsson.com> wrote: > Hi All > > I have an off-topic question that may or may not interest you. > > We are having a discussion at the office regarding the maximum levels of > heading that a User guide/User manual can/should contain. Do you know of any > best practice rules that define how deep a publication should/could be. > Personally I think that 6 levels is too deep for a user, but that is just a > personal preference that I cannot back up with "evidence". > > Heading 1 > ? Heading 2 > ? ? ?Heading 3 > ? ? ? ? Heading 4 > ? ? ? ? ? ?Heading 5 > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Heading 6 > > Insights, comments or instructions are highly appreciated.
I attended an Edward Tufte seminar a number of years ago. He does book signings at these, and while he was signing my copies he asked my profession. When I said "technical writer", his response was "No more than 3 levels of headings." -- Lin Sims