Automatic generation of documentation of a GUI application
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-09
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.