Re: Tab and Subtab?

Subject: Re: Tab and Subtab?
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 00:02:15 +1000


Nancy wrote:

> 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.


You are making the extremely common error of confusing the "tab" (the little
bit that sticks out) with the "page" (which appears when you click the tab).
You click a tab, and a page opens. If that page also has tabs you can click
to open other pages, then just call them tabs. Why invent something called
"subtabs"?

Also, I think "click the Import tab" is clearer that "select the Import
tab."

Also, I think things will become easier for you if, instead of "documenting
software", you document the use of the software.

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