Re: Tab and Subtab?

Subject: Re: Tab and Subtab?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:07:42 -0500

Having followed this discussion for a while, it seems I'm the only one who not only likes, but would use subtab.

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On 4/23/2010 9:24 AM, Nancy Allison 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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