RE: Manual or Guide? What is the difference?

Subject: RE: Manual or Guide? What is the difference?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "SB" <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:03:55 -0400

Sylvia wrote:

What is the difference between Manual and Guide and when is it
preferable to use one over the other?

To me, a manual is large and cumbersome. A manual is kind of like manual
labor. A user guide, on the other hand, gently guides the user along. I
always use the term User Guide. I never use the term Manual or Reference

Craig Cardimon

Technical Writer

Marketing Systems Group

ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com

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