For software user assistance, use the following catalog of standard sections as a checklist.
Depending on your particular product, some sections may not be necessary, and you may be able to omit them. When creating online help, also omit the typical components that only make sense in printed manuals, such as a front cover, a back cover, a table of figures, and a table of tables.
Typically, the sections appear in the order given below.
If you provide more than one document, the sections can go into different documents.