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Direct Point Help

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116209D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Someya, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of help. Direct Point Help consists of some help parts. A help part is made up of help text and one line. A line connects between help text and help target. The user need not think which help text explains which part of the program. DIRECT POINT HELP allows users to easily understand the relation between help text and its target.

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Direct Point Help

      Disclosed is a method of help.  Direct Point Help consists of
some help parts.  A help part is made up of help text and one line.
A line connects between help text and help target.  The user need not
think which help text explains which part of the program.  DIRECT
POINT HELP allows users to easily understand the relation between
help text and its target.

The following figures are examples of this help:
  Fig. 1 is the ORIHIME-Lite installation program panel.  If the
   user pushes the HELP button, DIRECT POINT HELP appears (Fig. 2).

      Now, in this example, all help parts are inside the panel, and
the user can not operate a program while help is displayed because of
the system restriction.  Consequently, an ideal feature of this
method is that the help text appears outside the window, and the user
can operate a program while viewing help.