Product Manual and Operational Manual Design
Creating Manual Book
A Product manual book (also called an operating owner’s manual, service manuals, technical manual, operational manual, user instruction manual or data book) is an instructional manual book or catalog that is supplied with almost all mechanically propelled consumer products.
A typical product manual contains the following sections:
- Safety instruction
- Installation instruction
- Setup instruction
- Assembly instruction
- Product drawing/diagram
- Specialized item specification
- Troubleshooting instruction
- Service locations
- Guarantee and warranty data
- Part numbers list
- How to order parts
- Serial number
- Other details
Safety instructions: to ensure safety and liability including warnings while using the product.
Installation instructions: for products that should be installed or kept in a specific area or environment.
Setup instructions: for devices that monitor time or need special setup.
Assembly instructions: for products that come in parts and pieces for easier shipping.
Product drawing/diagram: some products require drawings for users to have a better understanding.
Troubleshooting instructions: for when the item does not work or function properly.
Service locations: for when the item requires repairing by a manufacturing plant approved specialist.
Guarantee data: for guaranty and warranty purposes.
Part numbers list: list of all the parts with part number and where to order.
Serial number: Item specialize specifications, serial number and codes.
User’s Instruction Manual
Owner’s manuals/operational manual for simpler devices are regularly multilingual so that the same enclosed item can be sold in a wide range of markets. Sometimes the same manual is shipped with a range of related products so the manual will contain various sections that apply just to some specific model.
With the increasing multifaceted nature of current devices, numerous owner’s manuals have become so enormous that a separate Quick Start direct is given.
Today owner’s manuals come in various forms, paper, CD-ROM, USB drives, instructional video or a link to download a PDF to eliminate production costs.
The global standard IEC 82079 prescribes the necessary installation topics for an installation instruction. Among these topics, are procedures, diagrams and conditions for installation activities, such as unloading, mounting and interfacing.
For machines, the European Machinery Directive prescribes that an instruction manual must contain assembly, installation and interfacing instructions, including drawings, diagrams and the means of connection and the designation of the chassis or installation on which the hardware is to be mounted.
Manual creation services we offer:
- Product manual
Operating owner’s manual
Owner’s Manuals and Installation
Part Diagram or Part List
Instructional book or booklet