RE: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: RE: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Bridget Gordan' <bridget -dot- gordan -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'al -at- geistarts -dot- com'" <al -at- geistarts -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:22 +0000

Interesting. We have the ellipsis, the more button, and the menu button.

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

We call it the menu button.

Bridget
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> On Oct 16, 2017, at 11:48 AM, Al Geist <al -at- geistarts -dot- com> wrote:
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> 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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> 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.
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> 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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What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Al Geist
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Bridget Gordan

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