front matter in manuals

Subject: front matter in manuals
From: Carrie Baker <carriebak -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:29:00 +0200

Our manuals have front matter that include subjectssuch as, who is
intended to read the books, objectives, using the documentation etc.
For some reason the following section also appears there:
"Document conventions: This guide assumes you have a working knowledge
of your computer and its operating conventions, including how to use a
mouse, standard menus and commands. It also assumes you know how to
open, save and close files. For help with any of these techniques,
please see your Windows documentation."

Our user guides are intended for quite technical people, and today,
when everyone knows how to use a computer, is such a section
What do you normallly include at the beginning of a (software) user guide?

Carrie Baker
carriebak -at- gmail -dot- com


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