Re: Open...

Subject: Re: Open...
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Anon TWer <anon_twer -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:40:04 -0500

However your editor says it does. ;-)

Seriously though, what does your style guide say?

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Anon TWer <anon_twer -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Editing a manual that says, in part, "To open a new <thing>, click <b>Open... </b>. The UI element is Open... in the software. I changed it to Open (without the three ...) because I thought having three bold periods, then a single unbolded period, looked really dumb.
> Got my redlines back. Nope. Manual has to match the software. If it says Open... in the UI, it has to say Open... in the manual. The ... means that there is another window that displays on the screen and, also, if it was translated - have zero experience with translation - the UI and the manual have to match, or something along those lines.
> How does Open... help the user complete their task?

Bill Swallow

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