Re: Click X, or click the X button?

Subject: Re: Click X, or click the X button?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:37:37 -0400

Good cheap click save 2 words better translate easy. All language good.

Julie Stickler wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:37 PM, <jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com> wrote:
>> How do you describe button actions?
>> I was trained to use the full "click the XYZ button," but recent style
>> seems to be "Click XYZ."
>
> At my first full time TW gig we translated into 12 languages. At
> approximately a dollar a word, writing "Click Save" instead of "Click
> on the Save button." made a huge difference in our translation costs.
> When we were bought by a company that translated into 32 different
> languages, it made an evern bigger difference.
>
> If you localize, you write to save money on your translation costs.
> If you don't, pick whichever style seems to work for you. And then be
> consistent.
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