Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: Sharon Metzger <sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>, "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>, "TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:27:41 +0000

I often use "the options menu" with a parenthetical image for ellipsis,
vertical ellipsis (kebab), and hamburger menus that don't have any other
obvious "name."

Sharon

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
wrote:

> I thought contemporary style said you don't refer to interface objects at
> all.
>
> In some contexts I've seen it used as "browse for the file you want,"
> suggesting that the button opens a file browser.
>
> I can't see the interface but I would try to focus on the action you want
> the user to do.
>
> Steve
>
>
> On Monday, October 16, 2017 8:27 AM, Cardimon, Craig 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.
>
> How say you?
>
> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon
> Senior Technical Writer
>
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References:
What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Janoff, Steven

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