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John Posada wonders: <<I have an application that has a menu button
labeled Export. When clicked, you are given two choices; Excel and
Text. My issue is that we call it out by the application Excel, when in
reality, we're simply creating a file with an Excel extension and
whatever spreadsheet application they are using that recognizes that
extension is launched.>>
The simple solution: add the word "format" to both buttons, or add a
title such as "Export format:" above the two buttons. This focuses on
the result (creating a file in a specific format), not the application
that will use the file.
<<are there enough non-Excel users out there to make the effort of
changing our application to use the choices Spreadsheet and Text?>>
That's not the important question. Changing it to "spreadsheet" begs
the question of _which_ spreadsheet. It's always better to be specific
than vague, and "spreadsheet" is vague.
--Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)
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