RE: "Type" vs. "Enter"

Subject: RE: "Type" vs. "Enter"
From: "Char James-Tanny" <CharJT -at- helpstuff -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 15:03:12 -0400

> Ah, but just yesterday I had a bunch of users who did not realize they
> could paste their password into the password field instead of
> typing it. Because, you see, the instructions said "type."

LOL :-) I can see this leading to a whole new discussion...

Should we explain that paste works on every screen? In one place? Once users
learn that, don't they know it? Or do they not know it applies to all fields
until the second or third time they do it?

> While we're on the subject, what do you say for checkboxes? Select?
> Check? Click?

I "select" and "clear" check boxes.

Unless, of course, I'm writing for clients in New Zealand or
Australia...they "tick."



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RE: "Type" vs. "Enter": From: Gayla Bassham

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