Technical documentation work aids
If you create technical documentation yourself, my books, work aids, and templates can support you:
If you haven't had much experience with creating technical documentation up to now, you will find a quick introduction in my book „Technical Documentation Short and Sweet – The Best Best Practices for Creating Clear and Useful Manuals, Help Systems, and Other Forms of User Assistance“. Within a reasonable amount of time, you will learn what is essential for creating a clear, user-friendly manual or quality online help system.
If you would like to delve deeper, or if you are a technical writer yourself, my books of the Technical Documentation Best Practices Series offer you a wealth of guidance and numerous practical suggestions on the topics:
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The Rich Documentation Design Concept®, which I also published as a book, is equally aimed at those who already have some experience in creating technical documentation. It provides you with a methodology for creating documents that provide maximum value while requiring minimum effort for creation, maintenance, and translation.
The Technical Documentation Knowledge Base is an online version of the contents of all of my books.
▪always up to date
▪available anywhere at the click of a mouse
▪including a global index and search function
If you create technical documentation using Microsoft Word, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, or any compatible application, my ready-made Technical Documentation Starter Template can save you a lot of time.
Instead of spending hours creating your own design and format catalog from scratch, start based on a ready-made template. This not only offers your readers the greatest possible convenience but also you as an author when writing. Time-tested for many years and in countless projects.
When needed, you can freely adapt the appearance to your individual design and, if needed, also add your own formats for special purposes.
For your inspiration, there are also some free things:
→ AutoHotkey scripts for writing technical documentation