What does the term WYSIWYG mean?

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I always encountering the word "WYSIWYG" when browsing information about Internet.

What does WYSIWYG stand for and what is its relationship to the web?

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What does the term WYSIWYG mean?

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WYSIWYG stands for English words What You See Is What You Get. 
The term is used in computing to describe a system in which the content (text and graphics) while editing / writing,
appear in a similar form  to the one that will be when you get the final result in print or other .
 
WYSIWYG implies a users interface, that allows the user to see something very similar to the final  result,
 while the document is still under construction. In general, WYSIWYG implies the ability to directly manipulate the 
 documents without having to remember or type a command in the layout editor.
 The actual meaning depends on the user's perspective, for example:
 
-In the presentational  programs,which are used to display complex documents, as well as, web browsers,
 WYSIWYG means following – the display that accurately represents the layout of pages while editing, as well as,
one that will show to the final  user, but not necessarily how the page will be printed,
unless the printer is  specifically adapted to the editor.
 
– In word processing  applications ,WYSIWYG means that the screen simulates the look and represents  the effect of fonts and line breaks, in the final version, using a specific printer, which for example, in a document of 500 pages,can accurately quote on the first page  what is 300 pages later. 
 
– WYSIWYG also describes the  ways to describe the 3D models.
 
The main purpose of  WYSIWYG is to  help user to visualize what he/she  produces.
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What does the term WYSIWYG mean?

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The term frequently used in modern computing system, i.e. “What you see is what you get” is abbreviated as WYSIWYG. To understand it completely, you need to be fairly acquainted with the term “User Interface” which is also called MMI or man-machine interface where machines and humans interact with each other. Here you can take an example of MS Word.

When you click on the italicized letter “I”, your selected text becomes italicized. When you click on bold letter “B”, the selected text becomes bold. It means what you see is what you get. In this system of WYSIWYG, both graphics as well as text are involved. It has come to facilitate and ease your laborious computing work and is utilized in various ways like the creation of a webpage, document to be printed and slide show preparation, etc.

 

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