Re: Modify/Edit/Save button name

Subject: Re: Modify/Edit/Save button name
From: Cathy Walter <cd -at- dpcgroup -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:08:00 -0600

Quoting Rob Partridge <rob -at- holly -dot- com -dot- au>:

> I'm in the process of reviewing one of our GUIs. There are several web page
> forms that have been designed by different people, with different ideas
> about what a button should be called.

Boy can I relate to that problem. And convincing everyone here that consistency
is important is a bit of a losing battle.

> Modify seems to imply some future action - you are going to modify, not
> that
> you already have modified.
> Edit seems to suggest another window will pop open to edit the details.
> Save to my mind is a bit clinical and techy. However, it's probably the
> closest match to what happens. I feel that it implies that all changes are
> being saved, not just those on that line.
> Any thoughts or other ideas?
> It should be a single word, as we don't have a lot of screen space.

I tend to favor "submit" or "update."

Cathy Walter cd -at- dpcgroup -dot- com
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