Help solicited on writing Technical reference manual

Subject: Help solicited on writing Technical reference manual
From: "Jayasree Suryanarayanan" <jayasree -at- actionaid -dot- net-kraft -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 06:39:25 +0530

Hi ,
I have to write a technical reference manual for our client ,and would
like to know what else should go into the manual apart from what little
information I have gathered( outlined below).

These are the topics I propose to address in my tech ref manual:

Introduction to the system
Functional decomposition of the system and the logic behind such a
breakup
System Flow charts
Logical Data Structure
Entity Attributes and Description
Module wise flow charts
Physical data base design that would include:
Table Structure
Attribute Description
Validation
Referential integrity
Entity Event Matrix (does this refer to the input - output activites of
each process ?)
Error messages
System Audit , Trouble shooting
Limitation of the soft ware


I would like you to guide me on how I should go about gathering
information on these topics, the tools I should use and a brief outline
of the importance of each
item of the table of contents . I would appreciateyour help in this
regard as I have never written a technical reference manual before . If
any of you are aware of sites that address the above topics kindly
enlighten me .

Awaiting your reply
Jayasree Suryanarayanan






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