Accession Number : ADA247248


Title :   Alternatives for Developing User Documentation for Applications Software


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Clark, Nancy K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a247248.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : The preparation of software documentation is an iterative process that involves research, analysis, design, and testing. The writer must have a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the document being prepared, good writing skills, and, most important, an understanding of the needs of the audience for whom the document is written. This thesis describes the theory and steps taken in developing software user documentation for applications software. The final products are two prototypes of user's guides for applications software programs, specifically WordPerfect 5.1 and dBase IV 1.1, installed on the networks in the Administrative Sciences/Information Systems Computer Laboratories at the Naval Postgraduate School.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , SCHOOLS , PREPARATION , SKILLS , NETWORKS , COMPUTERS , THEORY , THESES , PROTOTYPES , SOLIDS , LABORATORIES , WRITING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE