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Manual Styleguide
Describes how the end-user support manuals should be developed.
Role: Technical Writer
Enclosed in: Software Development Plan

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Purpose To top of page

The purpose of the Manual Styleguide is to describe the stylistic conventions to be used to develop end-user support materials. A Manual Styleguide gives advice on, and rules for, spelling general and domain-specific terms, sentence style, and technical writing issues.

Timing To top of page

Manual Styleguides are developed during the Elaboration phase.

Tailoring To top of page

A Manual Styleguide is needed if there is a significant amount of user documentation, including both printed and on-line documentation.

Additional Information To top of page

Use existing styleguides, such as [HAC97] and [MOS98], as there are few good books available on this topic.

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