Re: Naming cells in a grid

Subject: Re: Naming cells in a grid
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 10:28:14 -0500

> 1) When is it better to refer to a column by on-screen name
> ("low-bid"), and when by the logical name ("the item's low bid")?

Depends if you're talking on a conceptual or illustrated level.

> 2) Should I use the words "column" and "cell", for example, "the
> low-bid column" or "the item's low-bid cell"?

Well, that's what they are, right? ;-)

> 3) Should the column or cell names be highlighted, e.g boldface, as
> they are GUI elements (like a button), or should I use italics,
> quotes...?

Up to you... style is subjective... just use it consistently and you'll be fine.

> 4) Is there a good generic term for "grid" in this case, that is, the
> block of rows and their columns? This application has more than one
> grid on-screen.



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