RE: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing"

Subject: RE: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing"
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:55:25 -0700

I disagree. People are also used to clicking Start to begin the process
of shutting down their computers. Besides, my grandma says that button
and icon graphics make user's guides easier to use.

Leonard

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Subject: Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English?
was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing"

I don't think that's true. Pretty much all GUI help these days just
says "click <Button Label>". People are used to it and don't seem to
have trouble finding the buttons.

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> There's some sort of eye-brain visual recognition process at work.
Back in the
> days before SW UI's, we often used text in a rectangular box to
represent a
> physical button on a control panel because it was more easily
recognized than
> "press the XXX button."
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>

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References:
Re: Examples of Minimalist Writing: From: beelia
Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Screen captures in multiple lanaguages or just in English? was, "RE: Examples of Minimalist Writing": From: Robert Lauriston

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