RE: Dialog boxes, writing about

Subject: RE: Dialog boxes, writing about
From: christopher -dot- borresen -at- tellabs -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 15:59:26 -0600

My humble opinion would be to get rid of the "scary" terms and make
sure the design puts the label in an obvious position alongside the
field. In any commercial application, you will not find those terms
(filling out credit forms, shipping info) but I doubt that they would
really scare anyone, anyhow.

OTOH, if your audience is comprised of engineers, you might want to
keep the terms and fly your geek flag!

Christopher Borresen
Assoc. Technical Writer
Tellabs



The individual who wants these terms removed says that they are
"engineering
terms and they will scare the average user." He says that the terms do
not
benefit the user in any way and are useless. Do you all always include
the
abovementioned terms in your documentation, or are they expendable? Do
they
scare you?


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