288 Writing Software Documentation Help files can be read like a book, browsed through like a dictionary, or searched like a search engine that returns pages of related information. Like ordinary user manuals, help files often require the aid of programmers to explain and verify that the explanations in the help files are accurate and complete. To make creating help files easier, many programmers use special help file creation programs, which can turn an ordinary user manual into a help file. By using such tools, programmers don’t have to create user manuals and help files separately; they can just create a user manual and then turn that user manual into a help file. Ultimately, any form of documentation is meant to help explain what a program does and how it works. When writing documentation for your program, make it easy on yourself and write as little as possible while trying to be as complete as possible. It’s not an easy task, but it’s a necessary one.
Chapter 10: Principles of User Interface Design In This Chapter Following the evolution of user interfaces Defining the elements of a user interface Designing a user interface You can divide every program into two parts: a user interface and the part of the program that actually does something useful, such as predicting winning lottery numbers or editing video images. The whole purpose of a user interface is to give a program a way to ✦ Accept commands from the user. ✦ Accept data from the user. ✦ Display information back to the user. The user interface basically lets you give information to a program and receive useful information back again, as shown in Figure 10-1. Most user interfaces let people control a program, but a user interface can just as well let inanimate objects (like a motion detector) control a program. Without a user interface, you can’t control a program or retrieve any useful information from the program. Figure 10-1: The user interface lets you control a program, give it commands, and retrieve useful information back. User Commands Data Information User Interface Main Program
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created primarily to modernize the flow of healthcare information, stipulate how Personally Identifiable Information maintained by the healthcare and healthcare insurance industries should be protected from fraud and theft, and address limitations on healthcare insurance coverage – such as portability and the coverage of individuals with pre-existing conditions.