Re: What is the best term to use?

Subject: Re: What is the best term to use?
From: "Zen C" <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Jan Cohen" <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:34:32 -0400

Bingo! You got it! I think interface sounds good:), Thanks Jan.

Also a big thank you to all for helping me figure this out.

On 10/22/07, Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Zen,
> What your describing sounds like the front end for a database(s) of some
> kind that's probably hosted on a remote machine. If that's the case, each
> of the ten modules is used to interface with the database, in a client-sever
> relationship, to perform a specific set of tasks. If I'm on track here, it
> then follows that clicking on a module on a client's machine opens an actual
> interface, one of your tabbed windows, to perform that module's specific set
> of tasks. Because all the data is stored in, e.g., the centrally located
> database, any of the ten modules can be be set up to perform whatever you
> will, even if some tasks are duplicated among the modules. Of course, all
> of these statements are assumptions on my part, since I haven't actually
> seen the entire set up. But I think I'm making some pretty good guesses.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm also guessing that your audience consists
> of users with various levels of experience. I'm not sure any one term would
> adequately describe what's going on to laypeople, but it should suffice for
> those with more experience. That term would be "interface." You could then
> precede that term with each of the module's official names, in each of
> instance, e.g., "the booking module interface, the scheduling module
> interface, the booking and scheduling modules interfaces," etc. The fact
> that the complete application is made of 10 unique modules (or smaller
> "applications") will become inherent, because you will have described it as
> such in your introductory material. And if you've done that properly, even
> those with minimal experience should be able to grasp all the concepts.
> Does that help some?
> jan c.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Zen C <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 7:01:24 AM
> Subject: Re: What is the best term to use?
> wow, so many e-mails back and forth while I was sound asleep.
> This is how the software is designed. The main application is broken in to
> 10 main module. When you click on a module you get a tabbed window. About
> 5
> tabs per window which has no link to each other. Using each tab you can
> perform different tasks. For example: The application consists of a
> Transaction module, Financial module, Scheduling module etc.
> You click the payments tab to do all payments related tasks. Since the
> software is deigned to do the same task in different ways. The same
> tab/window/application can be accessed trough the Financial module as
> well.
> The Book application/tab/window is accessible through the Scheduling
> module.
> So you can do all booking related tasks using the book
> tab/window/application in the Scheduling module.

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