Writing Manuals - Creating Good Documentation - Principles — A 2 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


It is always challenging to present information clearly and simply in user manuals.

Content needs to be consistent and free of redundancies to achieve this goal. Since manuals are frequently modified and are often created by numerous authors, it is extremely important to establish a solid basis at the beginning in order to create documentation that is clearly structured and easy to maintain.

This course shows you how to create easy-to-read manuals and even make your work easier simply by following some important basic guidelines. You will learn about the most important rules for writing manuals. The rules are clarified using practical examples.

Suitable For

People who want to start working in the documentation field or would like to refresh their knowledge of documentation.


We recommend basic skills in Word or FrameMaker. Depending on your requirements, we recommend our course User Documentation for Software.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Courses in this subject are scheduled on request. We can arrange a course at our training centre in Goethestrasse, Munich or on customer site.

For courses at our training centre in Munich, the fee will be:

Group discounts are available for groups of 2 or more paticipants.

On-site course fees are as above + expenses recharged at cost.


Why are manuals not read?

Why are manuals not understood?

Objectives of editing work

Application of the following principles: