Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs

Subject: Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:08:57 -0500

It's not whether it is a battle worth's that Select is
the proper word.

Press or touch define how you are selecting the all
instances you are still selecting. You either select or you enter.
Select for anything that you pick and enter for anything where you

It makes life easier.

> I have one engineer who will only use "select" in all cases where a
> behavior can be invoked in one or more ways. So, where I've edited a
> line to read, "Touch OK," she changes it back to "Select OK."

> cheerfully told me I could think about it all I wanted; she was keeping
> "select" as a generic verb. I suggested we look at the manuals, she
> grinned because, lo and behold, she used to be a technical writer and
> she wrote them many years ago; of course, they use "select." I'll grant
> that she is consistent. (I'm more concerned that we've done this not
> only in internal test documents but also in user documents.)

Good for her.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

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