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The software I'm documenting often has a set of tabs. The page displayed by each tab almost always has a row of, well, subtabs.
So, if the main window has these tabs ...
StandardÂÂÂ GlobalÂÂÂÂ IndividualÂÂÂ Custom
when I select "Standard," that page has these subtabs:
ImportÂÂÂÂ ExportÂÂÂÂÂ CopyÂÂÂÂÂÂ Backup
I dislike the terms "tab" and "subtab," but I think they are accurate. (Dorky, but accurate.)
The MS Manual of Style doesn't mention the term subtab, but does refer to "tabbed pages." This makes me wonder if I could use page and tab in place of tab and subtab: "Open the Standard page and select the Import tab."Â
Do you know what the preferred terms are? What do you use?