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Using GUI Terminology

Most computer users today are familiar with GUIs. However, you might still need to explain to novice computer users the basic concepts of the GUI and how to work in it.

Once you have established how to work in a GUI, write about the task the user wants to accomplish. You need not describe the detailed steps required to initiate the task. For example, a user rarely chooses menu items or clicks buttons with the goal of displaying other menus or dialog boxes. Rather, users want to accomplish a task that is activated by the menu item or button.


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