RE: icons vs. buttons?

Subject: RE: icons vs. buttons?
From: Yves JEAUROND <jingting -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 10:09:26 -0400 (EDT)

Keith Hansen:

Conscensus-nonsensus; :-)
have you checked your copy of the _Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications_?

It recommends: "Click OK."



Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com> a écrit :
Janice wrote:


Let's assume the button does NOT have a thumbs-up icon. It just has the
letters "OK" on it.

Is it necessary to say "Click the OK button"?

Or is just "Click OK" acceptable?

What is the consensus?


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Subject: Re: icons vs. buttons?

Caveats: I don't know if there is an industry standard and I am *not* an
interface professional. However, my personal take on this from the usage
I've seen in our documentation and documentation from other products is
that the button is what initiates the action, and the icon is the pretty
picture that enables you to identify the button. A link is active text
that takes you to another location.

Click the OK button (indicated by a thumbs-up icon).

Click the Probe Actions link for more information about
the actions available to probes.

-- Janice


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