Re: Quick Reference Rules

Subject: Re: Quick Reference Rules
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 12:01:41 -0800


>
> Press <Ctrl + D>?

Press Ctrl+D.

>
> Click [Next] or Click Next?

First choice: Choose Next.
Second choice: Click on the Next button.
Third choice, but most commonly seen: Click Next.

(If available, consider a different typeface for button labels in text, or even a small inline image of the button, as long as it's no taller than the X-height of the text font.)

>
> Select Create New (text link)

Assuming it's a single two-word hyperlink...
First choice: Select Create New.
Second choice: Click on the Create New link.
Third choice, but most commonly seen: Click Create New.

(Again, some special representation like underlining makes it easier to parse such phrases.)

>
> (menu) Select Tools > Options > ? or
> Select Tools, Options, ? or
> Select Tools/Options/? ???

Only choice: Choose Tools, Options, Whatever.

(It's a sequence of choices, so commas are best. Slashes are nonsense.)

Note that I used "choose." Microsoft used to be really clear and logical about when to use "select" and when to use "choose." "Click So-and-so" is just mushy and imprecise.

Ah, the good old days...

--David

P.S. Make recommendations, but do what the client prefers. :)

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