Printing a training manual
Printed training manuals do not have to be boring, They can be exciting, useful and actually used!
What is the purpose of a training manual
The purpose of a training manual is to ensure consistency or your material, to allow for coming back to the material, to consolidate the material.
How to develop a training manual
- Clarify the objectives of your material and make a training plan
- create a list of all the items that need to be in the training guidelines
- Create an easy to use guide, where different items are indexed and easily referenced
- Images of what you are trying to train on with clear identification/arrows etc are important
Online training and printed training material complement each other and used together are more effective.
What font size to use for a training manual
Ideal font for training material are Liberation Serif or Calibri as it is easy on the eye, which letters clear to read.
Font size for printing training material depends on the size of manual being printed. Too small or too big means your reader probably wont complete the manual.
For A4 size pages:
Heading 1 - Size 18
Heading 2 – 14 - 16
Text size – Minimum size 12
For A5 size pages:
Text font should be a size 14 to not be too small
Heading 1 - 20
Heading 2 – 18