Re: RE: What should we call the 'Central Area'?

Subject: Re: RE: What should we call the 'Central Area'?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "SB" <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:23:16 -0500

Pane also works. I believe that Microsoft called subdivisions within a window a pane. That would also be true for any
subdivisions within a tab.

On Mon 08/05/19 09:21 , "Leonard C. Porrello" sent:
> "Frame" might be the phrase you are searching for.
>
> Leonard
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> Subject: GUI: What should we call the "Central Area"?
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> Our GUI application is designed as follows:
>
>
> - Top of the application window:
> - *Title/Status Bar*
> - *Main Menu*
> - Middle part of the application window
> - Left side: *Navigation Tree* (it is there throughout the
> application)
> - Central area: an area that is changing when you click on the
> relevant option on the navigation tree. This is essentially the
> area
> of interest for the selected choice under the navigation tree.
> This "central
> area" has its own Title/Status Bar and also includes the main
> toolbar. A as
> such (even before my time) it has always been referred to as "the
> XYZ
> window" despite the fact that it does not open up in its own
> separate
> window.
> - Bottom of the application window: Event list (trap table)
>
> The technical writer working with me thinks it is wrong to call this
> central
> area the "XYZ Window" (despite the fact that this is what appears on
> itstitle bar and the fact that the main toobar is at the top of it). He
> says
> that it is not truly a window and is looking for another name for it.
>
> I have never had an issue with the "central area" being called a
> "window". I
> view this sort of as an alternative as having a "pop-up window for the
> relevant option" since this is the only thing that is changing in our
> GUI
> application window (according to the seclection made under the
> navigation
> tree) and especially since at the top of it there is the main toolbar
> and it
> has its own title/status bar. (Note that toolbar is at the top of that
> central area but and right underneath it you have the title/status bar)
>
> I was wondering if you think this is correct and if not, what should it
> be
> called.
>
> Here is what is suggested instead:
> - Central pane
> - Main pain is ruled out (I don't know why)
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