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A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. They are generally meant to help non-experts, and may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. See procedural knowledge[?] for a discussion of what sort of knowledge is imparted, and how far it can be imparted, in how-tos.

Other types of documentation include FAQ, guides. Wikipedia contains some procedural knowledge, partially listed below. For a list of how-tos related to Wikipedia itself, see Wikipedia:Help.

Note: You cannot search on the words "how" or "to" in the Wikipedia search. To view an alphabetical listing of How-tos, you can visit this Search Results (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Allpages&from=How,%20Wisconsin) page.

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Sports, Games, and Exercise

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  • For more about how to do something see the Know-How_Wiki (http://www2.iro.umontreal.ca/~paquetse/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi?Know-How_Wiki)

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