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A graphic job processor enables nonprogrammers to introduce application programs conversationally from a display console. Although not restricted to graphics applications, the processor makes the same display console available for both job definition and interaction with a graphics application program. This paper discusses some of the factors considered in designing displays to elicit information from the user. The structure of the processor is then described, including its interface to the operating system under which it functions. It also discusses communication among the system operator, the console user, and the application programmer.
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