Comments on: How to Write a How to Guide http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Nialah Morrison http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116799 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:05:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116799 Hi, i’ve got to write one for my english lang coursework and this has been very hepful, thanks!

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By: Sexybooty http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116798 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:25:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116798 heyy i’m a 13yr old thnx sooooo much for the guide now hopefully i should get a high mark when my exams come….:)

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By: Rabidbadger http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116796 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 01:07:08 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116796 This is good advice. I have been wanting to write some UI how-to articles lately, but have not been that good at organizing my thoughts. Sometimes I get too complex. The KISS principle I learned in Graphic Design classes didn’t cross my mind as far as writing until I read this. Thanks for the reminder.

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By: TokenUSser http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116795 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 18:23:54 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116795 Thanks for the feedback. Part of my job is explaining technology (client server web based software) to business people (I am a sales engineer/architect). Most of the people in my company are tech folk, and despite “knowing their stuff” don’t communicate it very well. I am working through our ISO certification docs at the moment and making them clearer as well. Painful process 🙂

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By: Evan http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116794 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 18:20:15 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116794 This is a well thought out guide even for people who think they might know how to write a tutorial. It’s good to brush up on this stuff, who knows, there may be a single point you may not be incorporating that could make your how-to guides be that much better. Well done.

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By: Liz in Cambridge http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116793 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 17:15:50 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116793 Nicely done. I’m a tech writer and former journalist, so I’m all about explaining things in the user’s language. A few thing I’ll recommend too:

If you don’t know exactly how to do something, but still want to tell people how to do it, find a good expert to be the source of your instructions. Pick their brains, test, test, test along the way, and have someone else read and test your instructions before publishing.

Well done!

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By: Ron Knights http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116792 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 03:46:25 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116792 That’s a great article. It sounds like you’ve done this kind of stuff before.

I’m a bit of an oddball myself. I’ve been doing computer-related tutorials for over 20 years, and have my own style.

Fortunately, people like my tutorials, including some of the companies that made the software I talk about.

When I write a tutorial, I actually perform every step as I write about it. And I illustrate every step of the way.

It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth the effort.

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By: Kingdutch http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116791 Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:04:02 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116791 Very nice guide, it’ll help me write a how-to guide and I’ll certainly follow it.

Thanks, you’ve followed your own guide very well 🙂

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By: Flight Simulator Headquarters http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/09/02/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116797 Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/06/how-to-write-a-how-to-guide/#comment-116797 Chris PirilloHow to Write a How to GuideFinding the Right Christmas Gift Where is Technology Headed? Star Wars Prequels vs. the Original Trilogy Top 5 Reasons to Use Evernote

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