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A6 USER INTERFACE AND DOCUMENTATION

For more details of terms met when using the internet see Section A11.

Software writers try to make their products attractive to the user as well as being effective and easy to use. Much time and effort is spent on designing ways in which the user interacts with the computer and the software. Most software users are more concerned with what a package can do than with how it works. They expect to be able to see and understand what the software can do, they want to be able to communicate their instructions easily and have quick and understandable responses from the computer.

As the scope of computer applications has increased and the number of computer users has also increased, a variety of ways have evolved ...

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