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Technical writing

A form of technical communication, technical writing is a specialized type of writing that focuses on researching and creating information, such as user instructions and reference manual, about technical processes or products.

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Technical writing

Darwin information typing architecture (DITA)

Communication; Technical writing

DITA is an XML topic-based data architecture for authoring and publishing content. Originally developed by IBM in 1999, many third party tools now support DITA authoring, such as Adobe FrameMaker, ...

content management system (CMS)

Communication; Technical writing

A content management system (CMS) is a software tool that provides the management and administration of document authoring, collaboration, and production automation. CMS allows a large number of ...

cascading style sheet (CSS)

Communication; Technical writing

A cascading style sheet is a set of rules that specify how a web browser displays text on an HTML page. The advantages of CSS instead of HTML formatting are as follows: * The style is controlled in ...


Communication; Technical writing

A callout is text and a line that points to an area or a feature of an illustration or technical drawing, providing information about that feature, such as its name or geometric dimensions.

embedded help

Communication; Technical writing

Embedded help is documentation that appears in a window, a screen, or a tab within the software. Unlike context-sensitive help, users do not click a button or move the mouse over a field on the ...

controlled language

Communication; Technical writing

A subset of a natural language with restrictions on how grammar and vocabulary are used in order to reduce or eliminate ambiguity and complexity. The purpose is to make text as simple and clear as ...

In Other Words (IOW)

Communication; Technical writing

In Other Words usually use to clarify the statement simple or short. This is pretty self-explanatory words. It simply implies 'also known as.'

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