Re: Quick Reference Rules

Subject: Re: Quick Reference Rules
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- net -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 08:24:53 +1100

David wrote:

> Only choice: Choose Tools, Options, Whatever.
> (It's a sequence of choices, so commas are best. Slashes are nonsense.)

Maybe, but whatever you use, you should explain
the convention somewhere. Commas seem no better
and no worse to me.

> 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.

Tech writers being a contrary bunch, what the
Microsoft style guide recommends and what
their user guides actually do are not always the

In general, though, you "click" a button,
you "choose" a command, and you "select"
an option (as, for example, on a property sheet).

Mike W

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