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Use the word "Point" when you want the user to point the mouse but not to
click it. Whether you use navigate or open is your decision. I would leave
the term point to refer to the mouse to avoid confusion.
From: Murrell, Thomas [SMTP:TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 7:18 AM
Subject: RE: Pointing a browser
> From: Robert Spencer[SMTP:rob -at- pureedge -dot- com]
> We are defining some new style issues in our department. One that
> evenly divided involves telling the reader to open a web page in a
> We have used both "open the XXX page in your browser" and "point
> browser to". Both usages have pros and cons but point is not a
> with some members of the department. Has anyone else been
> use of point and how was the issue resolved? Thank you from a
I would agree that "point" doesn't seem quite right, even though
that term used a lot with browsers. I'd go with "open page XXX in
browser." "Navigate to XXX" also seems okay to me.
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