Re: usage question

Subject: Re: usage question
From: "Jane Bergen" <jane -dot- bergen -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 17:07:13 -0500


Your style guide should dictate the use of these terms. If you don't have
one, make your own. We use the "Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical
Documentation," although I do make a few exceptions.

Generally speaking,

- "Select" means to highlight (as in highlight text) or, less often, to
select/choose an option, where "Click" refers to a physical act...clicking
with the primary mouse key. Different actions.

- Web (with an uppercase W) is still the most-preferred spelling in style

- Internet is usually uppercase when it refers to THE Internet. When it is
used in a very generic form, which is rare, you can use lower case. On the
other hand, the word "intranet" is not capitalized.

Jane Bergen

----- Original Message -----
From: "m w" <tech_mw -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 11:58 AM
Subject: usage question

> What is the appropriate use of the word "click" in a
> document? How does it compare to "select"?
> and
>I'm seeing "Web" spelled in a lower-case form quite a
>bit these days....what is the current "Web"
>common enough that it can be lower-case now?
>How about Internet/internet?

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