Navigation in documents ensures that the reader saves time and instantly finds what is important for him/her. This helps in improving the user experience for the document. Therefore, navigation plays a crucial role in defining the user experience of structured documentation.
How much importance do you give to the hashtag#informationgathering process as a technical writer? As per my experience, to create a technical document, a technical writer must understand the subject, purpose, and audience. They gather information by studying existing material, interviewing SMEs, and often actually using the product. They study the audience to learn their needs and technical understanding level. In short, they process highly technical information into digestible form for the non-technical and technical audience.
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Other than skills and processing phases, #documentationexperts and #technicalwriters need to be very much friendly with some tools that will drive their career and increase their positions within an organization or even if they are working as a freelancer.
Studies suggest that only 10% of data is necessary to answer everyday questions from your business operations. This is why it is important to understand the need to break down the data into usable information — it lets you create solutions efficiently and lets you get back to focusing on business.
We have discussed in our blogs that a smooth transition from one topic to another is necessary for structured documentation. It can be achieved by selecting a template design that suits the purpose of the document.
The success of a move to topic-based #authoring and/or #structuredwriting depends on the order of your steps – and good planning is key. You can’t make it up as you go along. Many current #manuals are like tutorials: They guide readers by example with lots of screenshots. They are easy to follow along with, but more difficult when you need to know about individual procedures or about scenarios that don’t match the example. Do you find these tactics helpful? What experiences have you had when converting #legacycontent into #structureddocumentation? Feel free to leave a comment.
Structured writing is a central part of the information mapping method for analyzing, organizing, and displaying knowledge in print and in the new online presentation of text and graphics. It is an approach to writing that focuses on the structure of content and it includes evaluating and defining types of content, applying and creating rules around the structure, validating the rules, and defining styles to apply to the content so you can publish it. Do you have documentation consulting requirements and wish to invest in your #documentationprocess in 2021? Don’t miss an opportunity to enhance your documentation process in the coming year! Send an email to, firstname.lastname@example.org all your Technical Writing consulting and services requirements.