Re: Documenting field descriptions in printed documentation

Subject: Re: Documenting field descriptions in printed documentation
From: Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 08:26:20 -0700 (PDT)



We use
"Enter the user name in the User Name field."

this format works well for other interface bits, like checkboxes or combo boxes, for example:

"Select Sammy Davis Jr in the Brat Pack listbox."


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