Re: Read only dialog box

Subject: Re: Read only dialog box
From: Bryan Sherman <bsherm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- alltel -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 23:11:22 -0500

I believe these are typically referred to as message boxes. Look up
that in the MMOS.

On 1/18/06, Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- alltel -dot- net> wrote:
> One of my clients doesn't want to call dialog boxes "dialog boxes" if the
> information in them is read-only. I contend that users understand it,
> understand they are read-only (if they are reading this piece of help text),
> and that I don't want to start a trend of calling things "monolog boxes."
> (Actually, she calls these windows.)
> I don't see anything specific to this in Microsoft Manual of Style; is there
> a term I should be using instead of dialog?
> Regards,
> Barb
> Barbara J. Philbrick
> 330-995-0499
> Caslon Services Inc.
> Technical Writing
> Aurora, OH

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