Re: Page or screen?

Subject: Re: Page or screen?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:03:50 -0600

In a word, the answer is "Yes". What's technically correct isn't always what we end up using for various and sundry reasons.

As someone else pointed out, MSMOSTP says page; I generally would say page myself. However, a couple points...

If it's been out there in the wild as "screen" for a number of years it might be better to keep it the same.

Sometimes, the pointy-haired bosses override our prodigiously researched and well thought out decisions. I used page in a document for one assignment and the manager I reported to decided it should be screen. And so it was.

Of course you could always throw a meeting or start an email thread within the organization, expressing your colleague's concern and disclosing how you've researched the subject and found supporting documents that agree with your colleague.

However, in the grand scheme of things, it's a trivial issue; it's one of those small things that isn't worth throwing a hissy fit over... pick your battles.

Best Regards,

Mike Starr WriteStarr Information Services
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On 2013-01-20 10:10 am, yehoshua paul wrote:

So is the correct term screen, or is the correct term page?

Yehoshua Paul
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