Layout & Design of Technical Documents


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Why does layout matter when writing a technical document?

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1. You are writing a memo that will be shared with the rest of the organization. What type of layout should you AVOID using?

2. Which font would be the most appropriate choice for a technical document?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Layout and design are two critical components of quality technical writing. This worksheet and quiz pair will help analyze your understanding of layout and design components. The quiz will focus on reasons and elements of proper document layout and design.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on:

  • Why layout is important in technical documents
  • Document types with random layouts
  • Fonts for technical documents
  • Bolding, italicizing, and underlining
  • Themes in proper layouts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you comprehend key information from the related technical document layout lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fonts in technical documents
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of proper layout

Additional Learning

If you want to find out more about proper technical document layout and design, check out the corresponding lesson titled Layout & Design of Technical Documents. This lesson will go over the following key topics:

  • The focus of technical writing and why it should disappear
  • The instant recognition provided by different types of layouts
  • Facets of proper visual layout