I've uploaded my own version of the AoN manual. The rules are the ones of Renaud's living manual v1.25, but are differently formatted:
1) I tried to be more concise,
2) I put the rules in a Question/Answer format,
3) I regrouped some of the rules,
4) I reformulated the parts that I found confusing,
5) I tried to answer clearly some of the recurring questions on BGG (for example, about neutrality)
It's not that I don't appreciate the living rules. In fact, I find the support that Renaud Verlaque gives on the AoN forum just great! But nevertheless, everytime I pulled AoN of the shelf, it took me too long to reread the living rules. And during a game, I often found myself flipping back and forth in the manual trying to get a complete answer to a particular question. This stalls the game too much. So I decided to reformat the rules myself...
I guess, in the end, a manual is just a matter of taste, but now that I made the effort to reformat the original manual to my taste, I thought I might as well offer it to anyone who may find it useful. Once the new rules appear, I plan to update my own manual as well.
Your document is a big improvement over the living rules for both learning the game and for quick reference. Likewise, I'm not bashing the living rules, but I have experienced the same re-learning curve each time I want to play this game.
Age of Napoleon really needed this. Great work!