Re: Click or Click on vs. Press

Subject: Re: Click or Click on vs. Press
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 15:32:14 -0400




A.H. wrote:

Hello, all,

We just set standards for a help file and I don't
agree with one of them. For performing tasks, someone
chose press instead of click or click on. E.g., Press
the back button to return to a previous screen.
I don't like it. What seems to be standard for
documentation? Click or press?



If you just set standards, then this is moot and you should follow the standards; however, press is usually reserved for keyboard operations and click for mouse operations. Click OK or press Enter.

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