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On-Line Help Reviewer Facility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111603D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is provided to enable systematic review of on-line helps, allowing reviewers to both see the product window or screen corresponding to the help being viewed, as well as to add any comments about the help panel.

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On-Line Help Reviewer Facility

      A technique is provided to enable systematic review of on-line
helps, allowing reviewers to both see the product window or screen
corresponding to the help being viewed, as well as to add any
comments about the help panel.

      This on-line help reviewer presents each help panel, one panel
at a time, in a systematic order.  As the user is reading a help
panel, he or she has the option of selecting a "Show Window" function
to see the window or dialog box that the help panel is referring to.
Reviewers also have the option of selecting a "Comment" function,
allowing them to enter any comments about the help panel being viewed
on-line.

      The comments made by the reviewers are automatically compiled
so the author of the helps can read all of the comments from one
location.  Then, when performing a group review of all of the users'
comments, the comments from all the reviewers can be displayed by
selecting "Comments" and the corresponding window or dialog box can
also be displayed.