Technical-Writing Fundamentals Resources




Headings
Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Special Notices
Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Graphics
Highlighting


Resources for things like grammar, usage, punctuation and technical style are located in the basics resources page and are covered in a separate course.

The resources on this page support style and format for technical documents.

Headings

  1. Read the section in the online textbook on headings.
  2. Take a look at the headings used in these examples:

    Example 1—Instructions: Operating the Minolta Freedom 3 Camera Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example 2—Instructions: Instructions for a Simple Window Curtain Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example 3—Proposal: Employee Wellness Program Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example 4—Proposal: Nursing Staff Handbook on Communication and Swallowing Disorders in the Elderly Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example 5—Proposal: Corporate Standards Manual Frames Nonframes Plain

Bulleted and Numbered Lists

  • Read the section in the online textbook on lists.
  • Take a look at the lists used in these examples:

    Example instructions 1: Using WS_FTP Pro for Windows Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 2: Operating the Minolta Freedom 3 Camera Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 3: Instructions for a Simple Window Curtain Frames Nonframes Plain

Special Notices

  1. Read the section in the online textbook on special notices.
  2. Take a look at the special notices used in these examples:

    Example instructions 1: Beginner' Guide to Eudora Lite for Windows Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 2: Operating the Minolta Freedom 3 Camera Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 3: How to Raise Potatoes in the Home Garden Frames Nonframes Plain

Tables, Charts, and Graphs

  1. Read the section in the online textbook on tables, charts, and graphs.
  2. Also see these resources:

  3. Take a look at the tables, charts, and graphs used in these examples:

    Example 1—recommendation report: Sport Utility Vehicles Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example 2—recommendation report: Laptop Computers Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example 3—recommendation report: Fire Ant Control Frames Nonframes Plain

Graphics

  1. Read the section in the online textbook on graphics.
  2. Take a look at the graphics used in these examples:

    Example instructions 1: Using WS_FTP Pro for Windows Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 2: Beginner's Guide to Eudora Lite for Windows Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 4: How to Raise Potatoes in the Home Garden Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 5: Instructions for a Simple Window Curtain Frames Nonframes Plain

Highlighting

  1. Read the section in the online textbook on highlighting and emphasis.
  2. Take a look at the highlighting used in these examples:

    Example instructions 1: Using WS_FTP Pro for Windows Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 2: Beginner's Guide to Eudora Lite for Windows Frames Nonframes Plain
    Example instructions 3: How to Raise Potatoes in the Home Garden Frames Nonframes Plain

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