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.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7189 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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