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Eisbruchs -at- aol -dot- com wrote:
>I use the word "field" quite often.
>Are people suggesting that this is
>old-fashioned and inappropriate? I must
>admit I don't love the word "field".
Few do. Let's just say that there are better and more common
alternatives that are more clear to a newbie without being confusing
to an experienced user.
>But of course
>I can't always replace it with "text box" as
>suggested in some of yesterday's postings.
>There are also many numeric fields.
Why not? Numbers are text, too.
>For example, assume the doc says:
>"<productname> uses this field
>to determine if the year-end should be moved
>forward when ....."
>It could be changed to say
>"<productname> uses your entry here to
>determine if the year-end should be moved
>forward when ...."
I would just say "<productname> uses this value to...." (Actually,
I'd probably rephrase it to something like "This value determines
if..." but that's just me.)
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