RE: Pointing a browser

Subject: RE: Pointing a browser
From: "Kachurka, Brad M." <BMKachurka -at- West -dot- com>
To: "Murrell, Thomas" <TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 12:44:54 -0600

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.

Brad Kachurka
Technical Writer

-----Original Message-----
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
has us
> evenly divided involves telling the reader to open a web page in a
> browser.
> 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
concerned with
> the
> use of point and how was the issue resolved? Thank you from a
first time
> poster.
I would agree that "point" doesn't seem quite right, even though
I've seen
that term used a lot with browsers. I'd go with "open page XXX in
browser." "Navigate to XXX" also seems okay to me.

Tom Murrell

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