What's format? _ This is the layout of your document, where you decide the key order of the components (or chapters) of your standard. So for a user guide this might be; Contents Page, Product Introduction, Product Photo, Full User Guide, Quick Reference Guide, Copyright Statement, and Disclaimer. You can add as much or as little detail to each section as you feel necessary.
What's style? _ Style is essentially the look and feel of your documents. It's where you define the colour schemes, use of logos, the fonts you will use, the headings etc. It's very easy to do this in a word processing package and even easier still in specialist technical authoring packages. For example: in Microsoft Word you have a series of pre_defined styles which you can then alter to suit your choices in a document. Define your headings, sub_headings, normal fonts etc. and then just add the graphics (such as logos or footers), and save your creation as a new template. Note: You should always select fonts for readability in the medium the document is intended for, as some fonts look better online, and others in print. Never select styles that are hard to read or engage with.