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DocuTools™ Writing System
Writing Policies and Procedures™

Upcoming sessions:

- September 29-October 1, 2014


Learn to create professional manuals and training content
Improve the performance of your readers/users
Reduce your writing and editing time
Receive and learn DocuTools™ Formatting Software
Taught by professional intructors
Participate live from any computer with a Web connection



In this live, virtual training, you will learn how to create documents such as user manuals, handbooks, reference guides, and training content by applying the DocuTools™ Writing System. Using DocuTools™, you will learn how anlayze, organize and present complex information so that it is easy for the reader to navigate, comprehend and learn from.

Skills learned

You will learn to:

  • Assess the information needs of the reader
  • Follow a user-centered development process
  • Gather and analyze content from existing materials
    and subject matter experts
  • Organize and sequence content to meet users' needs
    and expectations
  • Apply best practices for developing:
    • Step-by-step procedures
    • Policy and knowledge information
    • Complex procedures ("If-Then" scenarios)
    • Processes
    • Tables, charts and graphics
  • Review, test, and revise documents to ensure usability
  • Use DocuTools™ for MS Word to quickly create and edit professional documents
Intended Application

This course is intended for people developing:

  • Training reference materials
  • Policy and procedure manuals
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Rules and regulations
  • Proposals
  • Job-aids
  • Reports
Who should attend

Typical attendees include:

  • Training designers and developers
  • Business analysts
  • Human resources professionals
  • Documentation professionals
  • Content experts (SMEs)
  • All "knowledge workers" who help author documents

Technical requirements
The minimum configuration you need for participating:

  • Windows XP or higher
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
  • 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB of RAM is recommended)
  • Internet connection speed of 56 kilobits per second (Kbps) or faster
  • A monitor with 800 x 600 or greater resolution (1024 x 768 pixels is recommended)
  • A telephone
  • Recommended: Headphones or headset with microphone
  What attendees receive

Each participant will receive:

  • Live instruction, hands-on practice and feedback
  • A professional Reference Guide detailing all concepts and techniques taught during training
  • User license for DocuTools™ 5 for Word (a $199 value)
  • Certificate of Completion signed by a
    Master PTA Instructor

Delivery Options

Option 1: Register for a public session

PTA offers this course throughout the year at specific dates and times. Courses are deliverd live via web conference over four 50-minute virtual sessions, followed by a 20-miunte wrap-up session. Available dates are listed below:

Upcoming sessions:

  • September 29-October 1, 2014

Pricing & Registration >

Day 3: Activity Debrief (optional)

  • 10-10:30am ET

Option 2: Schedule a private session

At a time and location convenient for your team, PTA will arrange a private session for your team of 5-12 participants. PTA supplies the instructor, all course materials and software. All you need to do is select the dates and times. Please contact PTA for scheduling and pricing information.