Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?

Subject: Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:38:57 -0800

In context:

"If the control has a fixed label, refer to the control by its label
only; don't try to describe the control. Use the exact label text,
including its capitalization, but don't include the access key
underscore.

"If the control has no label or it isn't fixed, refer to the control
by its type: chevron, arrow, triangle, or plus/minus button. If
necessary, also describe the control's location. If the control
appears dynamically, such as the page space control, start the
reference by describing how to make the control appear.

"Example: To display the files within a folder, move the pointer to
the start of the folder name, and then click the triangle next to the
folder."

The triangle doesn't appear until you hover the pointer over the
folder name, hence the longwinded explanation.

<https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn742409(v=vs.85).aspx#documentation>

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 12:37 AM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> I have questions about their documentation example.
>
> "Example: To display the files within a folder, move the pointer to the
> start of the folder name, and then click the triangle next to the folder."
>
> Is the middle part of that instruction necessary? Do you users really need
> to be told to "move the pointer"?
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References:
RE: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: David Artman
Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: John G
Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: Lauren

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