Here are typical excerpts from one of my early "hardware" manuals. This machine was a folder-gluer, used to make paperboard boxes. This manual is included to give a "taste" of my non-computer technical writing skills.
I wrote all text, created all art by hand, took most photos, created all layouts, and did all copying and binding. (Those were the days!)
Writing Tool: IBM DisplayWrite on PC XT (early PC)
Layout Tool: PageMaker 2.0 on Macintosh
Please note: Some of the photos contained herein have a moire' pattern across them. That is due to the original manual having had screened photos, that is, photos which had a dot pattern added (like in a newspaper), so that they would reproduce well on a photocopy machine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Safety
Chapter 2 - Description & Specification
Chapter 3 - Installation
Chapter 4 - Set-Up Procedures
Chapter 5 - Operating
Chapter 6 - Maintenance
Chapter 7 - Troubleshooting
Chapter 8 - Miscellaneous
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