Learning to do a job with the help of a manual is difficult. What the user reads and understands may differ from what the writer intended to get across. The writer intends to offer just one way to do it. But the user finds in a manual a puzzle that offers too many different options. He needs to sort this out before he can take the next step in the manual.
When a group should work with a printed manual, this manuals may not be available to all group members at the same time. Some will be less informed then others.
The problem to solve is to give this group a shared understanding in a short time.
The manual is printed with large fonds and clear illustrations on A4-sheets. Each A4 has a top part that can be folded over along a dotted line. These A4 sheets can be hooked onto a tensioned string next to each other. Then fixated with staples or scotch tape
When presented to a small interested group, the process of collective understanding will differ from individual learning. This is because amids non and wrong understaning there are others that pick up the right understanding of the info at each page. In the buzz of group communication this helps everyone to come quickly to the right interpretation of the manual.