Monthly Archives: October 2012

Indexes as a navigation tool

I’m always interested in the ways that readers navigate through documents – whether in a print or electronic environment. How can we produce documents that are easy for readers to access … without getting lost, and without getting frustrated? And how can we produce documents that readers can refer back to? Contents lists and indexes are perhaps […]

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The extinguished bus … being precise with meaning

In everyday conversation, we’re often not very precise with our words. Most of the time, people understand our intention and our meaning is conveyed. Usually, we don’t even notice misplaced meanings because we’re focusing on the intention and the overall content, rather than specific words and links within sentences. But sometimes I hear something that […]

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