RE: Field Names

Subject: RE: Field Names
From: BMcClain -at- centura -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 10:38:01 -0500

I'd say to embed the field in its caption like this:

Before previous <field> days

Within previous <field> days

Within next <field> days

After next <field> days

Does this help? It might require some ToolTip documentation.


Bill McClain
("Writers are always selling somebody out." - Joan Didion)


-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 10:28 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Field Names


Hi, guys...

One of the developers here came to me asking for my advice on what to
call four fields for a new function in the application GUI. Since
they all involve variations of a similar concept, they need to
"resemble" each other, be two words (three at most), yet their
differences in meaning clear without too much "brain-effort".

The four fields are involved with a notification process for renewing
things (passwords, contracts, invoices, etc.)

The fields indicate the following concepts:

Within the next N days
(User wants to see all contracts that will expire within the next 30
days)

Within the past N days
(User wants to see all contracts that expired within the last 14
days)

After the next N days
(User wants to see all contracts that have more than 60 days to be
renewed)

Before the previous N days
(User wants to see all contracts that were received before the past
30 days grace period)

Anyone work woith something like this before?

Thanks

=====
John Posada
Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com
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