Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?

Subject: Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:20:27 -0700 (PDT)

I say yes, because the word "button" makes the action more specific. It removes (well, at least it reduces) the chance of a dim reader thinking you mean the X icon or the X hyperlink or something like that.Â





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From: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:13 AM
Subject: When to use the word "button" -- ?

I am staring at Apply, Continue, Cancel, and Save buttons, wondering if I should say:

"Click the Continue button to proceed."

Or just:

"Click Continue to proceed."

Opinions?

-- Cordially, Craig Cardimon - "The Duct Tape Tech Writer" (Docs Wrapped & Shipped. Deadlines Beaten.)
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