What is a get started guide?

A Get Started Guide is a simple walkthrough to get the user/reader up and running with the application, tool, utility.

Some projects may have a different meaning for their Get Started Guide and may have a large “get started” guide but offer a “Quick Start” guide instead as an introduction to getting started.

  • Get Started Guide to start using a development kit.
  • Get Started Guide to quickly use an application.
  • Get Started with a device.

The following “template” was created at LibrePlanet 2019 for a lightning talk about being a technical writer in the GNU Linux space. This includes simple style guidance and the GFDL.