ERIC Number: ED272213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar-3
A User Manual for FUND-RAISER: A Microcomputer Application Program Developed by the Winter Park Library Association, Inc.
Andrews, Janet A. C.
This document describes the processes involved in writing an effective user manual intended to give the reader a working knowledge of a computer program named FUND-RAISER. Written in UCSD PASCAL, FUND-RAISER was developed by the Winter Park Library Association to ease the record keeping and letter writing tasks involved in the association's annual fund raising campaign for the Winter Park Public Library. FUND-RAISER is a database application program that stores all patron records with their matching histories and produces a variety of customized reports on demand. This descriptive document includes the following: (1) introduction to the fund-raising activities of the Winter Park Library Association; (2) definitions of relevant terms; (3) the background and significance of appropriate documentation; (4) the procedures used in writing the manual; (5) a list of attributes of an "effective" user manual as determined by a literature review; and (6) discussion and implications of the documentation writing effort. A 10-item bibliography is included. (THC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A