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Automatic generation of documentation of a GUI application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028963D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Instructions on how to use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) application usually involve ad-hoc nomenclature with something like ">" to tell the reader to hit the named menu item. The fact that different authors use different nomenclatures can lead to misunderstandings. This article describes a standard method to describe GUI operations to avoid this. It also provides a succinct way to describe actions such as entering particular text in a named text area.