RE: Favorite TW Book? (MS Style Guide comments)

Subject: RE: Favorite TW Book? (MS Style Guide comments)
From: julie brodeur <jool -at- petting-zoo -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 22:12:34 -0800 (PST)

In theory, I like the simplification too -- but I have also used these and
had reviewers totally confused by the terms. People seem to think of a
list as a list of words in the UI that you cannot select. A "dropdown
list" clears up that confusion.

Also, no one I've talked to seems to know what a "combo box" is. This may
be regional, though.

In general, I think the qualifiers help give people a visual aid that
helps them find the correct item in the UI, if there is no screen shot.

With screen shots, I would encourage writers to just use "list."

> I do like the simplifications it suggests-- instead of typing
> "dropdown","dropdown list","combo box" or "list box", you just say "box" or
> "list."

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