Re: Click or Click on vs. Press

Subject: Re: Click or Click on vs. Press
From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 15:36:17 -0400

Do it the same way all the time.

Press seems more appropriate for touch screens and physical hardware
buttons, though it's probably clear enough to the reader what you

I use click ... I perceive that "on" is unnecessary unless you also
need to "click off" or "click up," etc.

On 4/29/05, A.H. <isaac840 -at- yahoo -dot- com> 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?


Remember, this is online. Take everything with a mine of salt and a grin.


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