Operations manuals are often very comprehensive works. They consist of many independent documents typically used as reference books. It is essential that the navigation is clearly structured and efficient search functions are available for the manual or manuals which are easily accessible to the user.

Extensive: However, information can be found quickly

Furthermore it must be possible to modify and update easily and incrementally, relating to the individual parts. Accessing contents centrally and server-based best meets these requirements, ideally using web technologies.

The advantage for readers increases certain additional functions: Searching for special contents (e.g. HLA: higher-level assignment), setting restriction notices or reader feedback.

Additionally, information from technical equipment (e.g. process computers) can be linked to the specific contents of the manual. This has the advantage that when the message appears on the screen, the text passage in the manual shows up at the press of a button.