Mac/Window button names

Subject: Mac/Window button names
From: Karen Neeb <KNeeb -at- Winnebago -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 13:24:56 -0600

Hi All,

Do any of you document cross-platform software that uses different button
names depending on what platform the user has? For example, OK and Cancel
buttons in Windows may be called Save and Cancel on the Mac.

What is an appropriate way to document the buttons in instructions steps? I
would prefer to just keep one set of instructions rather than duplicating
the entire set for each platform (therefore having to maintain it only in
one place).

Some ideas I have are to use either a slash or parenthesis to include both
button names in the same step:

1. Click the OK/Save button.

1. Click the OK (Save) button.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Please cc me as I subscribe to digest.

Karen Neeb
Kneeb -at- winnebago -dot- com <mailto:Kneeb -at- winnebago -dot- com>
Sagebrush Corporation

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