Importance of proper screen names

Subject: Importance of proper screen names
From: "Zen C" <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 15:17:18 -0400

Hi All,

I have to document a software that has either no screen name or some silly
screen name that doesn't make sense. How important do you'll think it is to
have meaningful screen names for documentation. Do you'll always refer to a

For example:

On the File menu, click Properties. The Properties dialog box displays.

I noticed in word, that there is no reference to dialog boxes. What is the
common method followed?

If the users are very well aware of what they are doing, lets say a doctor
using some health care software do they really pay attention to the screen
names, when reading the help file or do they know where they would be taken
to and they don't find it important.

comments please.


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