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Chapter 8. Organization > Organize information into discrete topics by type

Organize information into discrete topics by type

Topics are small, discrete, meaningful pieces of information, each with a heading. A topic, also known as a chunk, article, or module, must be long enough to cover a subject adequately and make sense if read by itself. Organizing your information into discrete topics gives you the flexibility to reuse the information or any portion of it for a variety of presentations. In addition, topics are generally short and therefore more searchable and more likely to provide users with just the information that they need.

Most technical information falls into one of three types: concept, task, or reference:


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