documenting GUI components that are not labelled

Subject: documenting GUI components that are not labelled
From: Susie Pearson <spearson -at- espial -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 11:48:19 -0500


The majority of the components in the GUI I'm documenting are not labelled.
I'm taking screen caps as I go along, but when I explain what a text field,
list, etc. is for, how should I indicate to the user what GUI component I'm
using? Callouts on the screen cap? The only problem there is that the
screen cap can get pretty busy. Should I perhaps talk to the GUI designers
about labelling screen components? The app I'm documenting is a TV-based
e-mail app, nothing fancy, and I don't think the unlabelled GUI components
will give users grief, it only makes it hard for *me* to document.....

Susie Pearson

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