Release Notes Template (MS Word/Excel)

Our Release Notes template package includes 2 pre-formatted templates in MS Word, which can be easily modified to meet your next release.

Each template includes 17 pages of material including sections on Changes to release notes, Scope, System Requirements, New Features, Dropped Features, Fixed Issues, Hotfixes, Known Issues, Limitations & Restrictions, Caveats, and Deployment Instructions.

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Release Notes Template: MS Word Screenshots

Document Control – Excel

Release Notes Template: Red Theme

1. Introduction
1.1. Changes to the release notes
1.2. Scope

2. System Requirements
2.1. Operating systems supported
2.2. System requirements

3. New Features

4. Dropped Features

5. Fixed Issues
5.1. Included Hotfixes
5.2. Included maintenance fixes

6. Known Issues, Limitations & Restrictions
6.1. Known Issues
6.2. Limitations
6.3. Restrictions

7. Caveats

8. Deployment Instructions
8.1. <Item 1> – Deployment Instructions
8.2. <Item 2> – Deployment Instructions
8.3. <Item 3> – Deployment Instructions

9. Related Documentation
9.1. Obtaining Documentation

How to use this Release Notes template

1. How to use this template
1.1. How to add your logo to the cover page
1.2. How to change [COMPANY] to your company name
1.3. How to add your logo to the header
1.4. Updating the Table of Contents
1.5. Adding Notes
1.6. Adding Warnings
1.7. Adding Comments
1.8. Bullet Lists
1.9. Numbered List
1.10. Sample Tables

Template Contents & Format

The templates are in Microsoft Word/Excel format (.doc/.xls) and can be downloaded online for only $7.99. The template pack includes the following documents:

Release Notes Template #1 17 pages Download Word template
Release Notes Template #2 17 pages Download Word template
Document Control Spreadsheet 1 spreadsheet Download Word template

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Product Specifications

File Format: The templates are in Microsoft Word  (.docx) and Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format.

Opening the Files: You don’t need any special software to unzip the files. To unzip the files, right click on it, then select Extract, and save it to your computer.

Getting Started: Depending on your MS Office settings, the files may say Read Only when you open them. If this occurs, click FileSave As and save the files. There are no security settings on any of the files.

Images: All of the images in the templates are copyright free.