Hi Cal, When making diagrams and inserting pictures, I would suggest using some colors.?Colors definitely add to the visual appeal. A colorful manual is?definitely going to catch the user attention. What say? ? ________________________________________________
Your smile can help you clear all types of interviews Regards, N. Jain http://www.neerajjain8.com ? ? ________________________________ From: Cal Callahan <cala...@san.rr.com> To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:26:05 AM Subject: Re: Motivating end users to read the user manual I like Sharon's advice (ask the user directly). But I haven't seen anyone mention context-sensitive help or conditional text. I hope the lengthy paragraphs in your query are not representative of your manuals--that would certainly turn off users. A couple of guidelines: KISS--keep it simple, sir. Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them what you want to tell them, then tell them what you told them Engineers like flow charts and logic diagrams, so fire up your Visio and try to put the points across that way. And everyone likes pictures, so see where you can use those. (Many people are visually oriented and don't like to read.) I hope I haven't insulted your intelligence. I'm just picking trees out of the forest. cal _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as neerajjain8 at yahoo.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/neerajjain8%40yahoo.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.