RE: The garden PATH

Subject: RE: The garden PATH
From: "Mike West" <mwest -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:51:00 +1000

Lisa Wright asked about "From the Edit menu, select Find, then choose Files
or Folders" versus "Select Edit>Find>Files or Folders.


If I understand you correctly, the only difference between your style and the
MS recommended style is that yours uses a kind of shorthand notation.

I think the shorthand version is fine for experienced users, but I do think
that your notation requires an explanation (in your "Conventions"
declaration, for example).

Some people prefer the 'pipe' symbol for command paths: "Select
Edit|Find|Files or Folders."

The good thing and the important thing (to me) about both styles is that they
both give the entire command path in the correct chronological sequence. The
MS way is a bit wordier, but requires no supporting explanation; your way is
fine for experienced users.

Mike West
Melbourne, Australia

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