Tips on the screen

Tips on pages and dialog boxes can help you complete your goals when you work with configurations in the Global Configuration Management (GCM) application and IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) applications that support configurations. You can find usage tips in the following places.
  • On-screen text descriptions, tips, and examples

    Find text descriptions, tips, and examples on the screen where you work.

    Example of guidance text on the screen:

    Example of on-screen guidance text

    Example of explanatory text on the screen:

    Example of on-screen explanatory text

    Example of tips on the screen:

    Example of inline tips

  • Hover over icons, fields, and list boxes to read short, goal-directed guidance tips.

    Example of goal-directed tip on the screen

  • Help with opening dialog boxes that you need

    The green cross indicates that you can open a dialog box by clicking the link.

    Example of clickable icon and text to open a dialog box for your use

  • Hover help text

    Anywhere that you see the following icons, you can hover over the icon to read tips, examples, and other descriptive assistance.

    Small question mark icon:

    Example of small question mark onscreen help icon

    When you hover over the small question mark icon, you find more information:

    Example of small question mark onscreen help icon when expanded

    Some tabs also have a small question mark icon. Click the tab name and hover over it to see the help text.

    Example of tab-level assistance

    Broken underline:

    Example of broken underline onscreen help icon

    When you hover over the broken underline, you see more information:

    Example of broken underline onscreen help icon when expanded

  • General information and helpful links guide you to key information quickly and are located on the GCM application Welcome page.
    • High-level description of the GCM application with an expandable example
    • Link to the Overview video in the product documentation
    • Link to workflow information in the product documentation

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