RE: Form or Screen?

Subject: RE: Form or Screen?
From: "McKinney, Suzanne" <smckinney -at- microstrategy -dot- com>
To: "'wigser -dot- sarahb -at- kendle -dot- com'" <wigser -dot- sarahb -at- kendle -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 09:17:36 -0500

IMHO... Form is the technical or VB name for what displays as a screen or
window. I prefer to use screen or window, or even dialog box if that's
appropriate. I think that most users are more familiar with screen.

That said, I've found that I need to call these things forms when I'm
talking with the developers. I view my role as that of translator, so that I
can discuss things developers and produce information that is understandable
by the product users.

So it all boils down to what your users will best understand.


-----Original Message-----
From: wigser -dot- sarahb -at- kendle -dot- com [mailto:wigser -dot- sarahb -at- kendle -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 7:45 AM
Subject: Form or Screen?

Hi All,

I'm having a difference of opinion with two project leads (actually,
they're having the difference of opinion but I'm in the middle) so I
thought I would poll the general techwr-l community.

I'm documenting a Visual Basic application. We document the different
forms the user can access to view data, edit data, etc. One project lead
likes forms (I'm partial to it myself). The other project lead is adamant
that it needs to be changed to screens - I disagree but don't have any real

Example: Site Level Form vs. Site Level Screen. Common sense tells me the
user is working with a form, not a screen.

Any and all opinions appreciated!


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