Re: Select, choose, click style guide

Subject: Re: Select, choose, click style guide
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:06:03 +1000

Rob Hudson wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> Can someone suggest a good style guide that covers topics like "select
> vs. choose" and "click vs. click on"? I used to use the Microsoft
> Manual of Style, which recommended against using "select," but I'm not
> entirely sure anymore. I need a new bible.

_Read Me First_ has a chapter dedicated to writing
about graphical user interfaces, plus a table of GUI
terminology. Our preferred usage is choose for menus,
select for lists, and click for buttons. We just say
"click," not "click on."


Choose File->Print.
Select the color from the Colors list.
Click OK.

-- Janice

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