The following terms and abbreviations are defined as they are used in the context of Blueworx Voice Response. If you do not find the term or abbreviation you are looking for, see IBM Dictionary of Computing, McGraw-Hill, 1994, or the Glossary.


See state table action
Action Palette
An area containing folders and icons that can be selected to create state table actions.
A state table icon view utility that automatically converts lines into stubs when they cross a specified number of columns.


check box
A square with associated text that represents a choice. When a user selects the choice, the check box is filled to indicate that the choice is selected.
To press and release a mouse button without moving the mouse.
container window
A window that lists the names of all existing objects of the same type.
To clickwhile holding down the Ctrl key.


Relationships between voice applications and the objects they use, or between objects and other objects that they use or are used by.
To press the mouse select button twice in rapid succession.
To press and hold down the mouse selection button while moving the pointer to another location in the window.
drag and drop
To drag an object to a new location and release the mouse button.
drop-down button
A pushbutton that displays a list of mutually-exclusive choices when selected.


A container used to organize objects, such as voice applications. To display the objects in a folder, the user clicks on the folder icon with mouse button 1.


hover help
Help information displayed when the mouse pointer is positioned over an item.


A graphical representation of an item on the screen.
input field
A rectangular area into which a user types or places text. Many input fields are preceded by a pushbutton that enables users to select the text from a list.
input focus
The position on the screen where an action takes effect. If a field has the input focus, text a user types appears in that field. If an object has the input focus, user actions affect that object.


A descriptive word on a window action bar that defines a menu of actions. Clicking on a keyword reveals the associated menu.


To enlarge a window to its largest possible size.
A list of selectable actions available at different points in the operation of a program.
menu bar
The area at the top of a window that displays keywords that provide access to actions available in the window.
To reduce a window to its smallest possible size and remove all of the windows associated with that window.
A navigational device that a user moves on a flat surface to position a pointer on the screen. By pressing buttons on the mouse, users can select actions and perform operations in Blueworx Voice Response windows.
mouse button
A component of a mouse that a user presses to select actions or perform operations.


A graphical symbol displayed on the screen that is controlled by a navigational device, such as a mouse.
push button
A component in a window that allows the user to invoke a specific action.


radio button
A diamond with text beside it, indicating one of a number of mutually-exclusive choices. The button is highlighted when it is selected.


To move displayed information horizontally or vertically in a window to view data that extends beyond the borders of the window.
To mark or choose an item in a window, action bar, or menu.
To click while holding down the Shift key.
shut down
To stop online operation.
See System Management Interface Tool (SMIT).
One step in the logical sequence of actions that comprises a Blueworx Voice Response voice application.
state table
A list of all the actions used in a particular voice application. A component of Blueworx Voice Response.
state table action
One instruction in a set of instructions contained in a Blueworx Voice Response state table that controls how Blueworx Voice Response processes various operations such as playing voice prompts or recording voice messages. See also state.
A line in a state table that is only partially displayed.
System Management Interface Tool (SMIT)
A set of utilities that can be used for various purposes, such as loading Blueworx Voice Response software, installing the exchange data link, and defining SNA profiles.
system menu
A menu that appears from the system menu symbol (shaped like a spacebar) in the leftmost part of a title bar. The system menu contains choices that affect the window or the view it contains.


An area containing icons that can be selected to perform actions. By default, toolbars appear at the top of a window, under the menu bar.


An area of the screen with defined borders in which information is displayed. A window may be equal in size to the entire screen, or may share the screen with other windows.
work area
A box you can use to edit text. For example, you can use work areas to create and edit prompts.