Re: Documenting GUIs

Subject: Re: Documenting GUIs
From: Jane Bergen <janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 09:15:08 +0000

> Does anyone have a good reference that they can recommend for
> documenting GUIs? Please send your replies to my email address.
> Thanks.


Amy, you didn't say what kind of GUI....Mac, Windows (3.1, 3.11, NT,
95), UNIX, OS/2, etc. And are you talking about terminology or
behavior?

For Windows 95 I have two recommendations:

"The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design" which covers
both behavior and terminology. Microsoft Press ISBN 1-55615-679-0

"The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications" which has
excellent guidelines for terminology and how to use the terms in
documentation. This book also covers (lightly) online help.
Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-55615-939-0

I have found both of these to be valuable in my work, which involves
products for Windows (3.1, NT, and 95).

Hope this is helpful.

Jane Bergen
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Jane Bergen, Technical Writer
janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com or janeb -at- airmail -dot- net
"The difference between the right word and the
almost right word is the difference between lightning
and the lightning bug" (Mark Twain)
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