Re: Dialog boxes, writing about

Subject: Re: Dialog boxes, writing about
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 14:24:39 -0800

kelli -dot- lewis -at- onyxgfx -dot- com wrote:

> 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? haha
>

I think the terms are expendable. However, depending on your
audience, you might make a case for "drop-down list" on the grounds
that, if you leave it out, some users may not realize that they can
choose an entry.

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Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
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