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Writing A Software Technical Reference Manual (part 2)
Find out how to organize your technical manual so it's easy to read and understand.

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In the first part of this article, I discussed the purpose and goals of a software technical reference manual, explaining who the target audience usually is and how to cater to its needs. I also talked a little bit about how to go about deciding the scope of things to be covered in your manual, and discussed the standard components of a stylesheet for such a manual.

In this second article, I'll build on what you've learned thus far by putting together a sample table of contents for this type of manual, and discussing how to break the technical material up into a format that is both structured and easily understandable. Keep reading!

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