RE: Preposition at Beginning or End?

Subject: RE: Preposition at Beginning or End?
From: "Sarah Bouchier" <Sarah -dot- Bouchier -at- exony -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:52:27 +0100

>No matter who your audience is, there's no good reason for "text box"
>or for "drop-down list" in the earlier example. Just "box" and "list,"
>please -- you're telling readers how to perform a task, not teaching
>them the developers' names for user interface elements.

Except that 'drop-down list' or 'drop-down' is a more common term for
the thing than just 'list', so experienced users will be quite happy
with it; while completely inexperienced users, faced with the word
'list', might get confused by the fact that they can't see one.

Sarah Bouchier
Technical Author



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