Re: What do you call something?

Subject: Re: What do you call something?
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:29:37 -0500

SnagIT refers to them as a "Callout" which is pretty common in drawing
applications and flowcharts.

Hope this helps.

PT

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>wrote:

> I believe I've seen them referred to as "thought clouds".
>
> If the character is speaking, the "cloud" border is more defined and not
> "bubbly".
>
> What YOU should call it, I don't know.
>
> -- Kenpo
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Spectrum Writing <info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
> To: TechWhirl List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Thu, March 18, 2010 4:14:13 PM
> Subject: What do you call something?
>
> Okay, you know how, for example, like in cartoons, when a character talks,
> the words are contained in some kind of like balloon type object - anyway,
> they are surrounded with a semi-oval shape border with a pointed end that
> points to the character's mouth -
>
>
>
> what on earth would you call that in documentation? Please no joke - I have
> several of these to describe - different colored ones mean different things
> and rather than writing the red
> "thing-a-ma-jig/doodad/whatchyamacallit/doohickey" means this, I would like
> to say the red <insert object name here> indicates that this is a warning,
> the green < > means this has been processed, etc.
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Tammy Van Boening
>
> Owner/Principal
>
> Spectrum Writing, LLC
>
> www.spectrumwritingllc.com
>
> info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com
>
>
>
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
> produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
> and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com
>
> Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
> learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
> get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
> http://www.ModernAnalyst.com
>
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net -dot-
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/poshedly%40bellsouth.net
>
>
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
>
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
> produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
> and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com
>
> Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
> learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
> get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
> http://www.ModernAnalyst.com
>
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com -dot-
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/pro.techwriter%40gmail.com
>
>
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
>
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat
>
>
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com

Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
http://www.ModernAnalyst.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

References:
What do you call something?: From: Spectrum Writing
Re: What do you call something?: From: Ken Poshedly

Previous by Author: Re: Semantic(s)
Next by Author: Re: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem
Previous by Thread: Re: What do you call something?
Next by Thread: Re: What do you call something?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads