Documents are an integral part of any job. Documentation is crucial regardless of whether you’re planning for a busy times or transferring the project to another team member. Effective documentation lets you provide an abundance of information, from account logins to step-by-step directions, which your team can trust when the work is getting more intense. Documentation also helps save time since you don’t need to look through emails or download files to find the information you require.

Document Document (noun) A piece of paper that contains official information, such as receipt, contract, or letter. Document can be a written record, such as an entry in a journal or an academic report. Documents can be unstructured or semistructured. Documents that are not structured include handwritten notes, newspaper articles, and letters; semistructured documents include books, databases, and online blogs. Document can also be a work of nonfiction that serves as information, study or comparison, such as manuscripts illustrations, printed matter, maps, photographs, and museum specimens.

A document is a document on the macOS device that includes text and formatting that can be printed on paper or viewed on the screen. You can create documents with macOS apps like Pages and TextEdit and also by using templates in the App Store. Apple Documentation for Pages or Apple Documentation for TextEdit can provide more details. You can also get help with these and other apps by selecting Help in the menu bar or searching for «document» while working.