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User Manual
by Amanda Coliette - Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 3:09 AM

Hi everyone,


I am new to instructional design and need some help on a writing challenge I am facing.

I have recently joined an organisation as an Instructional Designer and required to prepare software user manual for 6 soft wares.


The challenge is that these softwares will change every 3-4 months with a new release with new features and add ons.


This will make me update the user manual/training material every time it is released.

I was wondering if there is a more structured and automated way to update the manuals. May be a tool which can pick the changes from release notes and prompt me to fix it.


Would highly appreciate your assistance.




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Re: User Manual
by Tomas Brides - Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 8:19 AM

Hi Amanda,

You could try www.clarify-it.com - it won't pick up release notes - but you can break down each function / screen into  steps which will make it easier to update in future.