8/01/2012

User Manual - User Guide and its Use


User manuals are usually contained in the sales package of a product often called a user guide. The usefulness of the user manual is to assist the user in order to use the products they have.

A variety of names pinned as a designation for a user manual, including user guides, operating manuals, instructions manual, and so forth. In the Wikipedia is mentioned that A user guide or user's guide, also commonly known as a manual, is a technical communication document intended to give assistance to people using a particular system. A technical writer usually writes it, although programmers, product or project managers, or other technical staff, particularly in smaller companies, writes user guides.

User guides are most commonly associated with electronic goods, computer hardware and software.

Most user guides contain both a written guide and the associated images. In the case of computer applications, it is usual to include screenshots of the human-machine interface(s), and hardware manuals often include clear, simplified diagrams. The language used is matched to the intended audience, with jargon kept to a minimum or explained thoroughly.

Some examples of user manual or user guide is as follows.




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