After identifying a document's purpose, determine the appropriatedocument type.
An easily recognizeable document type and format increases adocument's overall coherence and the audience's ability to use itefficiently. Consequently, most technical documents conform to fairly standard document types thatpresent information in standard formats.
Almost all technical documents conform to one the following standard document types:
Or to electronic document types such as:
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