RE: Field vs. text box?

Subject: RE: Field vs. text box?
From: Lyn Worthen <Lyn -dot- Worthen -at- caselle -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 14:22:53 -0700

Another method would be to provide brief definitions of new terminology in
marginal notes (we used callout boxes) or a glossary. We did this in a
manual I wrote for a non-tech audience, and it worked out very well for
them. It also kept us from having to constantly reinvent/translate


-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Henning
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 2:11 PM

> Anyone who's used a computer for more than a few months is used to the
> term "field," but my fear is that *very* naive beginners may stare at
> the screen looking for green grass, or golden grain, or something.

That could probably happen. It might be a solution to explain the term
"field" the first time it comes up in a procedure (Like "enter your
name in the Name field - the text box labeled 'name' at the top of the



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