A user guide is a book-sized document that allows a consumer to install, put together, troubleshoot, or use a product by giving basic, yet informative, instructions. Depending on how complex the product is, a user guide can be a short user guide that’s only a few pages long, or it can be a several hundred pages long tutorial full of pictures, information, and instructions for getting started and using the hardware/software correctly.
Nearly every electronic object or device we buy comes with a user guide. Whether it’s a dishwasher, microwave, TV set, or even a lamp, there will be a set of instructions included that will tell you how to use the product correctly and safely, from plugging it in and turning it on, to how each feature works. A user guide will most likely contain pictures and diagrams along with text in various languages to accommodate the needs of the consumer.