>Have you any suggestions about other publications worth consulting
>for guidance on style?
A common sense book with which I mostly agreed because I was already doing
the same things is "How to Write a Usable User Manual". The author is Edmond
H. Wiess and a nice, flexible fellow. It's published by ISI Press, 3501
Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 U. S. A. Wish Microsoft referred to it more!
One thing I really like to see is a one page summary (visible at a glance)
of major commands. You have to be _very_ careful with organization and
layout and typography. Squeezing too much on the page at the expense of type
size is a definite mistake because you always have to think, "Will people
enjoy looking at this?" If the answer is "NO", they won't and you have
wasted your time and the trees used to print it.
Don't forget the online Help! Some people only look at that. Make sure you
have good interior links.
There are also Fowler's Modern English Usage (available in most second-hand
book stores) and the Chicago Manual of Style.
The reason I referred to the legendcomm.com web page was for DOS screen
captures (much more relevant in Eastern Europe) and imposition software that
lets you save paper and time by printing more than one page on a sheet.