Documentation is any document that can be retrieved or reviewed in the future. This includes records created in physical or paper format and also ones that are created in a digital format with computer applications such as word processors, spreadsheet programs, and image editing software. Documentation is generally organized according to a set of guidelines and standards to ensure that the new documents have a similar design and structure to the older ones. This helps to ensure consistency and transparency within the workflow of documentation within the organization and ecosystem.
In contrast to traditional paper or physical records, documents in digital formats are often given a unique filename to differentiate them from other records. This helps organize the files and allows to search for information without opening multiple documents in order to find it. Documentation is usually organized into folders to make it easier for those who have a vast amount of information to locate specific records.
Apple apps like Pages and TextEdit and third-party apps available in the Mac App Store allow you to create many different types of documents. This includes reports, letters, essays, financial charts, slideshows, presentations and much more. These documents can be accessed across different platforms and facilitate collaboration among team members.