User Manual

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A document that presents the information necessary to employ a system or component to obtain desired results. [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]

Other Definitions

User Manual [ ISO/IEC 2382
A document that describes how to use a functional unit, and that may include description of the rights and responsibilities of the user, the owner, and the supplier of the unit.

Notes

  • Typically described are system or component capabilities, limitations, options, permitted inputs, expected outputs, possible error messages, and special instructions. A user manual is distinguished from an operator manual when a distinction is made between those who operate a computer system (mounting tapes, etc.) and those who use the system for its intended purpose. [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]

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