I am looking at my software user interface and evaulating what should be
tasks, comcepts and reference. Right now I am creating context-sensitive
help and a paper manual (single-sourced).

In my interface I can create hundreds of tasks, but they are very simple
almost self-explanatory on screen.
Tasks like 

"Printing a report", 
"Approving a result", 
"Reviewing a result"
"Writing a reject comment"

What is more difficult is to describe what happens behind the scene.
What new features opens up for you depending on your choices.

Yet another issue is that what is probably the most difficult for users
to understand is typical reference information like all the symbols on
different screens. They are not all intuitive and without documentation
the user hasn't a clue to what is going on. 


Do you describe the very simple tasks? If so, how do you handle hundreds
of small tasks in a paper manual?
Where do you describe task-related connections between features?
Where do you place reference information that is necessary for the user
to know?

Are there any good examples of DITA doumentation that illustrate my

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