RE: the first one or more characters

Subject: RE: the first one or more characters
From: "Rochelle McAndrews" <rmcandrews -at- csiu -dot- org>
To: "'Milan Davidovic'" <shl_ctf -at- yahoo -dot- ca>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 08:32:48 -0500

Here's one way (not as concise) that explains how to use such alpha search

Student Last Name
Enter the student's entire last name, or enter the first letter or first
letters to list all students with last names that begin with the letter(s)
you specify.

-----Original Message-----
From: Milan Davidovic [mailto:shl_ctf -at- yahoo -dot- ca]
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 3:18 PM
Subject: the first one or more characters

Imagine a search field. You can type in the first n characters (n = 1
character or more, up to the full name), click Search, and the system
returns results based on whatever you entered.

The instruction "Enter one or more characters" almost expresses this idea,
though I can imagine someone entering a string that doesn't include the
first character. "Enter the first one or more characters"
seems closer, though clunky.

What ways of expressing this instruction are you familiar with?


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