Also known as authorware, a program that helps you write hypertext or multimedia applications. Authoring tools usually enable you to create a final application merely by linking together objects, such as a paragraph of text, an illustration, or a song. By defining the objects’ relationships to each other, and by sequencing them in an appropriate order, authors (those who use authoring tools) can produce attractive and useful graphics applications. Most authoring systems also support a scripting language for more sophisticated applications.
The distinction between authoring tools and programming tools is not clear-cut. Typically, though, authoring tools require less technical knowledge to master and are used exclusively for applications that present a mixture of textual, graphical, and audio data.
The process of granting or denying access to a network resource. Most computer security systems are based on a two-step process. The first stage is authentication, which ensures that a user is who he or she claims to be. The second stage is authorization, which allows the user access to various resources based on the […]
- Auto ID
Short for automatic identification, Auto ID is the term used to describe the process of automatic data collection and identification that occurs in real-time. Bar code technology is considered to be a type of Auto ID.
A feature supported by many modems that enables your computer to accept incoming calls even if you are not present. In auto-answer mode , a modem attempts to establish a connection whenever the telephone rings. This is an important feature if you are offering a service to which others can subscribe. Auto-answer is also a […]
- auto assistant
In private branch exchange (PBX) phone systems an auto assistant, also called an auto attendant or reception assistant is a feature of the system that distributes or forwards calls without requiring any human intervention. The auto assistant may also provide a company directory listing for inbound callers.
- auto classification
A feature found in some content management systems (CMS) that will scan the contents of a document and automatically assign categories and keywords based on the document contents.