We know we should save the manuals for all those great appliances, electronics, and toys we purchase, but they take up a great amount of space. And when it’s time to find them … Good Luck!
But there’s a better way. When you receive your new item, scan a copy of the manual into a PDF or, better yet, pull a copy off the internet. A digital manual takes up no space, and a quick search of your computer is all it takes to find it. Also, PDFs are searchable, and you can magnify the text to your needed size—no fine print.
But before you file away your digital document, add a few important details to make it an even better tool.
- Product Information – On the first page of your PDF, add a text box and enter your product’s vital information: model number, UPC code, serial number, and the date you purchased it.
- Warranty Information – Make sure the manual has a copy of the warranty information. If it doesn’t, add it.
- Parts List – Add a parts list if you can find one. This makes it easier to track down needed items later–especially if the product is discontinued.
- Proof of Purchase – Any warranty claim will require proof of purchase, so add a copy of your receipt to the file, too!