RE: On vs. In

Subject: RE: On vs. In
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 15:02:17 -0500

It might be too subtle for most readers to distinguish, but I see the
difference as:

"On" means anywhere on, including the menu bar, the scroll bars, etc.
"In" mean within a specific area on the window, such as in the text frame of

-----Original Message-----
From: Henderson, Erin [mailto:EHenderson -at- ftenergy -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 1:04 PM
Subject: On vs. In

For example, which is better:
Click OK on the main window.
Click OK in the main window.

Does it matter? Is there a particular reason for using one over the other? I
tried to search this topic in the Techwr-l archive, but as you can imagine,
you don't get a lot of useful results when searching "on and in."


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