Meaning of Wysiwyg

what is Wysiwyg:

Wysiwyg is an acronym from of expression in English What You See Is What You Get, which in Spanish translates to ‘what you see is what you get’, used in the field of computer science to describe the correspondence between what you see on screen and its final result.

Meaning of Wysiwyg 1

Wysiwyg is a tool that allows users to operate word processors, such as Microsoft Word or Writer, Open Office, recognize on their screens the format of a document and its print version, that would be to create it as.

Previously, text processors did not have this feature, and it hindered the user get an idea of what the result would be physical, i.e. printed, your document.

Meaning of Wysiwyg 2

Wysiwyg, therefore, arises from the need to provide the user a more intuitive environment to interact with these programs, minimizing the distances between virtual reality and real reality as much as possible. Scale, colors, textures and form are elements that mimic screen in order to match the expectations of the user.

Currently, the field of application has been extended to editors HTML or HTML5, web development, graphic design and 3D architectural design programs. Indeed, even the entertainment industry has used the wysiwyg tool to plan lighting concerts.

Meaning of Wysiwyg 3