TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Need Templates for Word Manuals From:Cheryle Wiese <cjwiese -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 15 Jan 1998 15:36:59 PST
I've searched the archives, but couldn't find what I was looking for.
I'm using Word 7.0 to produce/edit Product Guides for our sales force.
The guides are 50-100 pages each, with simple graphics including
imported VISIO flowcharts and occasional clip art.
The problem is, all of our existing Product Guides were written by
different people, with varying levels of writing/editing/document design
ability. It is my job to "standardize" all existing guides and implement
these standards going forward. Our company uses Office 95, and I'm
comfortable using Word 7.0 for these relatively small
documents. Since I have a lot on my plate (I'm also developing an
Intranet) I want to make this standardization process as painless as
possible -- but I don't like the default "manual" template that comes
Does anyone know of a repository of Word templates for user
guides/manuals? I'd appreciate any/all responses.
"Finding the answer, it's a human obsession. But you might
as well talk to the stones and trees and the sea,
'Cause nobody knows,
And so few can see."