Re: Tab and Subtab?

Subject: Re: Tab and Subtab?
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:16:10 -0700

"I dislike the terms "tab" and "subtab," but I think they are accurate."

We have the exact same model and use View and Subview.

Chris

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 7:24 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> Hi, all.
>
> 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 ...
>
> Standard Global Individual Custom
>
> when I select "Standard," that page has these subtabs:
>
> Import Export Copy 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."
>
> Do you know what the preferred terms are? What do you use?
>
> Thanks.
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