Subwindow name?

Subject: Subwindow name?
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:59:19 -0600 (CST)

Hi, all.

The software I am documenting has a series of windows that share the same main window name but a different subtitle.


To add a new device, I click Add New Device.

The Add New Device window appears. It has this title:

Enter a Device Name

I enter a device name and click Next.

The next window that appears has this title:

IP Address

I enter an IP address and click Next.

The next window has this title:


and so on.

The subtitles are not parallel, which is one bit of sloppiness, but we have no control over this software and won't be able to change it.

I need to refer to one of these sub-windows. I am not sure whether to say "Enter the IP address in the "IP Address" sub-window of the "Add New Device" window, or what.

I could also call it the "Add New Device/IP Address" window, but I hate slashes. They obscure the relationship.

What would you call it? I would call it lousy UI design, but that's another discussion . . .



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