Re: Style guide for GUI elements wanted

Subject: Re: Style guide for GUI elements wanted
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:11:50 -0700

The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications aka MSTP
covers all that stuff. There was a free .chm of the second edition
available for a while. MS pulled it when they did the third edition,
which included a less-than-fully-featured PDF. I guess the paper
edition is out of print again and going for $75 and up, but you can
get a legal electronic copy from O'Reilly and other vendors.

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 4:38 AM, Robert Fekete
<fekete77 -dot- robert -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I am running into some problems with our GUI designer about how the
> texts visible on the user interface of our product should be worded -
> I mean menu items, radio button labels, action buttons, error
> messages, anything and everything.
> Could you recommend any good
> books/style-guides/articles/studies/whatever that I can cite as
> reference? ...

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