Re: Click X, or click the X button?

Subject: Re: Click X, or click the X button?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 08:58:08 -0700

I haven't found that in practice.

Personally, when switching my gaze between the instructions in online
help and the UI, having buttons etc. in bold text helps me find my
place faster.

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 3:50 AM, Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- sun -dot- com> wrote:
> Our internal Editorial Forum discussions on this
> issue concluded that if you are writing a lot of
> procedures involving a GUI, many items in the step
> text would appear in alternate font, which means none
> of the items would really stand out anyway. Plus,
> although I have heard the argument that it makes the
> steps easier to skim, frankly I'm not sure that we
> really *want* users to just select options and click
> buttons without reading any warnings or other
> informational text in between.
>
> Finally, too much alternate fonting can make text
> look like a ransom note :->
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References:
RE: Click X, or click the X button?: From: Claudine CHAUSSON
RE: Click X, or click the X button?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Click X, or click the X button?: From: Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)
Re: Click X, or click the X button?: From: Janice Gelb

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