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<<Now, there are no commands; when a user clicks a menu name, the dialog box
I think in UI design terms, this is called a Bang. The user expects a top-level menu name to open a menu not a dialog box. This unexpected activity can confuse users. See if you can get the designers to change it by either including this item on another menu or on a button, as someone else suggested. The documentation cannot be expected to make up for poor design.