Why Maps and Blocks?
You cannot write an FS Pro document without Maps and Blocks: they are the
basic units of information you need in FS Pro.
Traditional writing uses paragraphs, but paragraphs do not meet the readers’
needs for quick access to information.
Benefits of Maps and Blocks
Maps and Blocks help
- the writer to
- chunk information: Blocks typically contain a label and one main idea. Related Blocks are grouped into Maps.
- label information: FS Pro inserts placeholder for Map titles and empty cells for Block labels so the writer does not forget to clearly label his information.
- the reader to
- understand information, as a Block is a manageable unit of information.
- scan information and identify what is relevant for them.
Procedure: Inserting Maps and Blocks
Let’s use Maps and Blocks to structure our sample document:
In an empty FS Pro document, click the Map button.
Result: A Map Title is inserted, along with the first empty Block for this Map.
Warning: Never start a document with just a Block, because a Block should always be contained within a Map in FS Pro.
Type the Map title "Computer Virus Prevention Policy".
Type the label "Background" in the left column of the Block, and the following sentence in the right column: "Due to the high cost of repairing damage caused by downloading computer viruses, we have developed this virus prevention policy."
Result: You should get this:
|Repeat step 4 until your document contains four Blocks.