Re: Refernce to menu options??

Subject: Re: Refernce to menu options??
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 09:12:15 -0800 (PST)


In article 810110ac -at- swatij, swatij -at- ggn -dot- aithent -dot- com ("Swati Jain") writes:
>
>Hello Everybody.
>
>Scenario: The application for which i have to document has the main menu
>option File and sub menu option Save
>
>What do i say?
>1. Click on File > Save menu option to save the details.
>2. Select File > Save menu option to save the details.
>3. Select File and then click on Save menu option to save the specified
>details.
>

First of all, just as a point of information, we reserve "click"
for buttons, "select" for lists, and "choose" for menu options.

As for your real question, opinions vary. Some platforms
require a certain phrasing. I think #3 is awkward no
matter who you ask, but we would accept either "Choose
Save from the File menu..." or "Choose File -> Save..."

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