Interface text usability

Subject: Interface text usability
From: "McKinney, Suzanne" <smckinney -at- eei1 -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 09:36:06 -0500

I'm working on improving the usability of interfaces in our main
applications. To that end, I want to change all "Click HERE for more
information." links to something more like "Click SYSTEM PROFILES TAB
for more information." We're using caps because this text is small. My
question is, should I include the word "HELP" as in "Click SYSTEM
PROFILES TAB HELP for more information." or does the word "help" scare
people away? The links is to a topic that describes the fields on the

Another possibility involves adding an additional link(s) to relevant

"Click SYSTEM PROFILES TAB for interface information or click CREATING A
PROFILE for a step-by-step guide."


Sue McKinney
smckinney -at- eei1 -dot- com


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