Working With Documents

Documents are an essential element of any job. When you’re transferring a project to someone new to the team or preparing for a busy season it is imperative to document the process. Documentation that is well-organized allows you to provide a wealth of information from account logins to step-by-step instructions, that your team can rely on when work gets busy. Documentation also saves time, since you won’t have to search through emails or downloads to find the information you need.

Document — (noun) A piece of paper that is filled with official information like an invoice, contract or letter. Document can also be an written record of something like an entry in a journal or school report. Documents can be semistructured or unstructured. Documents that are not structured include handwritten notes, newspaper articles and letters; semistructured are books, databases, and online blogs. Documents can also be nonfictional works which serve as information, research, or a comparison. Examples include manuscripts, printed material pictures, illustrations maps, and other museum specimens.

A document is a type of file on the macOS device that contains text and formatting that can be printed on paper or viewed using the screen. Documents can be created using macOS apps such as Pages and TextEdit and also by using templates in the App Store. For more information, visit the Apple Documentation for Pages and the Apple Documentation for TextEdit. You can also find help for these and other programs by clicking Help in the menu bar while working or searching for “document” on your Mac.