Re: Which style to use in this case

Subject: Re: Which style to use in this case
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:51:55 -0400

While an application might include both functionalities, an
application is usualy designed to favor one or the other. Is it more
common to spend more time picking from menus or selecting buttons?

Use that method.

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Downing, David <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com> wrote:
> Here's a problem I'm probably going to leave for our editor to solve, but I still wonder how you all would solve it. We use one style for buttons and another style for menu options. I need to refer to a command that's available as both a button and a menu option. I want to save repetition by referring to "The Submit button/menu option." Which of the two styles should I use, or should I just use plain body text? Or would you just live with the repetition and say "The Submit button or Submit menu option," to avoid the problem?

John Posada
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