Re: Click or Click on vs. Press

Subject: Re: Click or Click on vs. Press
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 16:20:30 -0400


> 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?

When proofing anyone's documentation in your group, flag all
procedures as "incorrect; doesn't work"

When they come to you asking what on earth you're talking about,
follow the procedure verbatim, trying to press something on your
screen.

Use press for physical action, and click for virtual action.

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