Before you start teaching WinRunner the GUI of an application, you should consider whether you want to organize your GUI map files in the GUI Map File per Test mode or the Global GUI Map File mode. The GUI Map File per Test Mode In the GUI Map File per Test mode, WinRunner automatically creates a new GUI map file for every new test you create. WinRunner automatically saves and opens the GUI map file that corresponds to your test. If you are new to WinRunner or to testing, you may want to consider working in the GUI Map File per Test mode. In this mode, a GUI map file is created automatically every time you create a new test. The GUI map file that corresponds to your test is automatically saved whenever you save your test and automatically loaded whenever you open your test. This is the simplest mode for inexperienced testers and for ensuring that updated GUI Map files are saved and loaded. The Global GUI Map File Mode In the Global GUI Map File mode, you can use a single GUI map for a group of tests. When you work in the Global GUI Map File mode, you need to save the information that WinRunner learns about the properties into a GUI map file. When you run a test, you must load the appropriate GUI map file. If you are familiar with WinRunner or with testing, it is probably most efficient to work in the Global GUI Map File mode.