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“Task” topics describe how to accomplish a specific job. The goal is to enable users to accomplish the job without reading a large amount of text.

Typically, Task topics consist of:

Optional: A brief description why the task needs to be performed.

Optional: Prerequisites that must be fulfilled before the task can be performed.

Required: A series of steps that users can follow to produce the intended outcome (siehe Writing procedures).

Required: Warnings if the procedure involves any dangers (siehe Writing warnings).

Required: A brief description or picture of the procedure’s result so that readers can verify that they’ve followed all steps correctly.

Optional: Links to related Concept topics and Reference topics.

Optional: Link to a Task topic that describes the subsequent task within a larger context or workflow.

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