For the courses I have taught, I have written literally hundreds of training manuals and student workbooks over the years. But I have also written much longer manuals and books targeted for specific audiences.
While at CMS Software Systems I not only helped design some of the user screens and processes, I also wrote all the training material including the 200-page main manual. A few years later, Insure Data Technologies hired me to write their manuals and training materials.
Fast forward to 1999 at Xircom, I wrote several 200-page training manuals for their Customer Support conversion to Clarify. A year later, I did the same when Sales and Marketing converted to a new client management systems from Siebel and Oracle, and when the entire company converted its document library from Agile to Lifelink. The extra challenge here was to create several different versions of the books, revised so they could be followed by employees from different countries with different learning cultures, both in Europe and on the Pacific Rim. My project included writing scripts for interactive videos and CBT (computer-based training) so employees could reference the material on-line.
In 2004, at Quality Logic, I wrote the final report at the conclusion of the 18-month project testing and comparing different brands of ink jet cartridges against each other. This included not only about 300 pages of text, but also photos, comparative charts and graphs, spreadsheets, and tables.