Re:Refernce to menu options??

Subject: Re:Refernce to menu options??
From: CHRISTINE ANAMEIER <CANAMEIE -at- email -dot- usps -dot- gov>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:40:15 -0500

Swati Jain asked:

> 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.


There are a lot of ways to approach this, and the most important thing is to be
consistent within your documents. But I would go with a simple, concise wording:

>From the File menu, select Save.

That's my standard wording. For users who are relatively advanced, I might
shorten it further: Select File, Save. [File and Save in bold]

"To save the details" will probably be clear in context. (There's something
redundant about saying, in essence, "to save, select Save.")


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