Documentation is any document that has information that can be retrieved and reviewed at a later point. This includes records made on physical or printed form and also documents that are recorded in a digital format with computer applications such as word processors, spreadsheet programs, and image editing software. Documentation is typically organized according to a set of guidelines and standards to ensure that the new documents are of the same structure and form to older ones. This helps create consistency and transparency into the documentation workflows of the company and ecosystem.
Contrary to traditional paper or tangible records, documents in digital formats are often given a unique file name to distinguish them from other records. This helps organize the files and provides a way to search for information without having to open multiple documents in order to find it. Documentation is also often organized into folders making it easier for users to locate specific records within a larger set of documents.
Apple applications such as Pages and TextEdit and many third-party apps from the Mac App Store, allow you to create a wide variety of documents. This includes letters, reports, financial charts, essays, slideshows, presentations and more. These documents can be used on different platforms, and facilitate collaboration among team members.