RE: Identifying window components in SW apps

Subject: RE: Identifying window components in SW apps
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Michelle Vina-Baltsas" <Michelle_Vina-Baltsas -at- datascope -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 15:19:34 -0600

Michelle Vina-Baltsas wrote:

> For those writers who document software applications, when
> you are describing a window/screen, do you identify every
> part of the window/screen or do you only specify the parts
> that aren't obvious? We typically identify all parts and
> pieces, but I'm wondering if this is over kill. I know this
> answer will be partly based on the audience, but I want to
> know what others consider in making this decision.

The only people who need to learn the names of all the parts of the user
interface are user interface designers. Everyone else just wants to know
what to enter, check, and click in what order to accomplish their task.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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