Re: Subwindow name?

Subject: Re: Subwindow name?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:11:58 -0800

Are you saying that after you enter a device name and click Next, you
have three windows open, (1) the original with the Add New Device
button / link, (2) the device name window, and (3) the IP address
window? Are they tiled, and each has a different name in the title

If that's the case, the UI design is so profoundly incompetent that
I'd avoid naming the parts and just describe the actions.

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> The software I am documenting has a series of windows that share the same main window name but a different subtitle.
> Example:
> 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 ...

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