RE: software control terms

Subject: RE: software control terms
From: "Sarah Bouchier" <Sarah -dot- Bouchier -at- exony -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 09:34:49 +0100

>Sorry my posting lead to confusion, because I cited Microsoft Help
>The correct example is "to select the x check box" vs. "to select x".
>think that the first one used by MS is a bit long

On the other hand, I have worked with applications where selecting the x
check box and selecting x are actually two different things with two
different results.

Example: to delete an item, you select its check box and click delete.
The name of the item beside the check box, however, is a hyperlink; if
you select that, it takes you to a page where you can edit the item.

I'm not sure how common such a layout is, but it's certainly one good
reason why you might want to use the longer version in documentation.

Sarah Bouchier
Technical Author


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