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

Subject: RE: When to use the word "button" -- ?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "'Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)'" <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>, 'Tony Chung' <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, "'Porrello, Leonard'" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>, 'techwrl' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:30:34 +0000

Wonderfully encouraging, isn't it?

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:25 PM
To: Tony Chung; Porrello, Leonard; techwrl
Subject: RE: When to use the word "button" -- ?

This happened recently. I was demoing some HTML5 help produced out of Flare, on the page that describes how to "get help" -- how to use the buttons in the help interface.

I had some inline images of the actual buttons, and the live buttons were on toolbars at the top and bottom of the page display, well above and below the text. The live toolbar buttons also had a "button" border whereas the inline images had no border.

Still, the person sitting at the PC started clicking the "image" buttons (dead ones) and saying, "Do these work?"

I just rolled my eyes (out of their view) and said, "Well, no...."

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Tony Chung
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:49 AM
To: Porrello, Leonard
Cc: techwrl
Subject: Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?

Haha I just joked about the cup holder at breakfast this morning. Hilarity ensued.

That reminds me of a document my colleague wrote, where the application screen shot figured prominently in the PDF. One of our end users just wasn't able to get he system to work, so called us for help.

Turns out he or she was clicking the button on the screen shot, not in the app.

If the screen image is in an online help, you could probably figure out some magic to control the app... maybe?

-Tony

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Porrello, Leonard wrote:

> Insert a screen capture of a button ONLY if you will NEVER need to
> translate and localize. We also mustn't forget that the "coffee cup in
> DVD tray" crowd may touch the "button" in the help and wonder why it
> doesn't work.

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References:
When to use the word "button" -- ?: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?: From: Tony Chung
RE: When to use the word "button" -- ?: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?: From: Tony Chung
RE: When to use the word "button" -- ?: From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)

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