Re: Which style to use in this case

Subject: Re: Which style to use in this case
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:21:02 -0500

In most cases, every action can be accomplished by choosing a menu item while toolbars often have only a limited subset of the available actions. I always use the menu items and then elsewhere I put in a table that itemizes the buttons on the toolbar with their equivalent menu items.

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John Posada wrote:
> 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?

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Which style to use in this case: From: Downing, David
Re: Which style to use in this case: From: John Posada

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