Re: Which is best to use: Create or Add

Subject: Re: Which is best to use: Create or Add
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:47:15 +0100

I would use 'add' to imply creating a new member of a series, 'create' to imply configuring or building something that is thought of stand-alone. Therefore I would 'add' a new user to an account, but 'create' a new document. I would 'add a radio button' to a widget panel (because it's one of a group), but I would 'create' a widget (because although it might be part of a library, I treat and think of the object individually).

'New' is redundant for the reasons others have stated.

On 2012-09-05 18:59, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

Normally my thoughts are more fluid than this, but here goes. If
you're writing instructions on how to make a new widget using a UI
you're documenting, would you say:


* Create a Widget

* Create a New Widget

* Add a Widget

* Add a New Widget

Also, if you're making something, isn't the "new" implied?


Foggily,

Craig Cardimon



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