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):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

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 users guides for applications software programs, specifically WordPerfect 5.1 and dBase IV 1.1, installed on the networks in the Administrative SciencesInformation Systems Computer Laboratories at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE