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Easy Access Method for Online Tutorials

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039167D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Herder, RE [+details]

Abstract

An introductory online tutorial referred to as Exploring Usability Services (EUS) is described which allows a new user to access and start the tutorial without the new user knowing anything about starting the new system. EUS stores the tutorial on the fixed disk. When the system is installed, a variable in the user profiles is set, making a prompt for "Exploring" the first thing a user sees when he logs on. This variable can be deleted, but the prompt will display unless the installer specifically deletes the variable. The prompt explains what EUS is and does, and presents the user three choices: 1. Press the "Y" key--EUS immediately starts and the user is introduced to the system and how to use it. 2.