RE: Open...

Subject: RE: Open...
From: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
To: "Anon TWer" <anon_twer -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "tw list" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:27:28 -0600

The trailing dots provide meaning about the menu entry but are not part
of the name of the menu entry. I never include them. If including them
is part of your standard, you might try arguing that the standard be
changed. If the redlines are returned from a developer or customer, you
might explain that this is not part of the name.

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On Behalf Of Anon TWer
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:30 PM
To: tw list
Subject: Open...


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?

Anon
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