The new Revision A for MIL STD 38784, “Manuals, Technical: General Style and Format Requirements,” was released on 8/25/2011. The 140 page standard replaces the 1995 Edition with Notices 1 and 2 from 2000.
This standard covers the general style and format requirements for the preparation of standard Technical Manuals (TM) and for such changes as are intended for military applications. This includes all technical documents assigned a TM identification number and controlled by a TM management information system, or subject to requisition from an inventory control point.
MIL-STD-38784 provides for Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) Document Type Definition (DTD) usage (see Appendices B through E) required for electronic data delivery, including PDF. This standard supplements the performance of detail specifications used for specific TM types and related publications, but does not deliver any technical data.
The examples provided at the end of this standard are typical and may be adapted to fit the specific equipment or situation being covered unless otherwise noted. All appendices are intended for compliance when applicable.
Technical publications prepared in accordance with this standard are intended for use in the installation, operation, maintenance, repair and logistics support of military equipment/systems or for accomplishment of assigned missions and to set a style and format standard for related publications for which no other standards exist.
Marginal notations are not used in Revision A to identify changes with respect to the the original issue due to the extent of the changes.
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