Technical Communication:
Types of Technical Documents (Read Me First! 10)


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This quiz is based on Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry by Sun Technical Publications, 3rd ed.

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  1. Which of the following is the type of document that describes technical functions and features of hardware systems to enable users set up and administer them?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  2. Which of the following is the type of document that describes characteristics of a specific document in product library?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  3. Which of the following is the type of document that tells readers how to use the features of a software product?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  4. Which of the following is the type of internal document that describes the product library for information developers?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  5. Which of the following is the type of document that is used by personnel to maintain and troubleshoot large-scale computer equipment?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  6. Which of the following is the type of document that provides details about programming languages, commands, registers, and other such entities and that is usually organized in alphabetical order?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  7. Which of the following is the type of document that is for people who do the initial setup for hardware or software products so that others can use those products?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  8. Which of the following is the type of document that is for people who set up, maintain and troubleshoot software activities on computers and networks?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    System administration guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  9. Which of the following is the type of document that provides new-product information before regular documentation is available?
    Documentation set plan
    Document plan
    Release notes
    Installation guide
    System overview guide
    Service manual
    System administration guide
    User's guide
    Reference guide
    White paper

  10. If you work for Sun Technical Publications, how should you paginate major sections like prefaces, TOCs, chapters, appendixes, glossaries, and indexes in printed material?
    Start on a right (odd-numbered) page.
    Start on a right (even-numbered) page.
    Start on a left (odd-numbered) page.
    Start on a left (even-numbered) page.
    Start on the next available page regardless of whether it is right or left or even or odd.

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