July 23, 2004
The manuals in this site are created along with the Yamaha text guidelines below.
|0-1.||Create in Windows Text file format (extension: .txt).|
If the text file is created on a Macintosh computer, the screen reader software cannot read the break-code for Macintosh.
|0-2.||Prepare two types of files: one, the text of the entire manual; the other, the text of every chapter.|
The separate files are provided for ease in searching for keywords and individual functions.
|0-3.||Number the files for each chapter sequentially.|
|1-1.||Confirm that the order of the text is the same as the printed literature.|
The order of text, extracted from PDF file or DTP data, may be incorrect. For example, the notation may be inserted into incorrect locations.
|1-2.||Confirm that no spaces or breaks are contained within one word.|
Example. If a break exists in the word "different" (e.g., differ-ent), the screen reader software reads the words "differ" and "ent" separately.
|1-3.||Replace important marks with text.|
Some screen reader software may skip certain marks.
|1-4.||Confirm that there are no invalid or 'garbage' characters.|
|If the text includes 2-byte characters or particular fonts, it may cause garbled text to appear.|
|2-1.||Insert Model Name and Manual Name at the top of each file.|
This will help users to know what the text file is.
|2-2.||If the procedure is shown only in illustration, add the text to explain the steps.|
|2-3.||Insert "Table" into the beginning of the chart or table, and "Table End" into the end of the chart/table.|
When users know that a table is shown, they may better understand the contents.
|2-4.||Insert "Figure" into where an important figure or illustration exists.|
When users know that an illustration is shown, they may better understand the contents.
|2-5.||Insert "This is the end of the file" into the end of each file.|
To have users to refer to the current (latest) precautions, delete the precautions from the text file. Instead, upload the latest precautions on the website.
Since text files do not have any page indications, the index is unnecessary.