RE: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: RE: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: "Al Geist" <al -at- geistarts -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Lauriston'" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:48:31 -0400

I think you need to separate the symbol from the function. The three dots
are called an "ellipsis" and they are often used to indicate there is more
if you click the button (hence the More button).

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Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

If it has a tooltip, call it that. Otherwise, I'd use <b>...</b>. I don't
think many people know the name of the punctuation mark.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:
> I used to call the three dots element the Ellipsis Button.
>
> However, I see other technical and UX writers are calling this element the
More Button.
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