Re: User's Manuals vs. User's Guide

Subject: Re: User's Manuals vs. User's Guide
From: "Lurker writer" <lurker_writer -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 07:39:39 -0500

Assuming this is a serious inquiry...

There is no difference. One company's user's guide is another's user's manual. In the microprocessor world, what are called "user guides" or "user manuals" are anything but. A better term would be "user configuration manuals" or something similar because they contain information primarily on how a device works, sprinkled with information how registers are programmed.

Microprocessor programming instructions are usually found in something called a "Programmer's Reference Manual" and again, most of the information is in table format...very little procedural information.

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