Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:11:33 -0700

The vertical ellipsis with no tooltip is common in the app I'm
currently documenting. I just say "Click â ..." with the â bolded (as
all UI labels are).

It displays the context menu for the object on which it appears, so
It's neither "more" nor "overflow."

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com> wrote:
> I thought the original poster was referring to the three stacked dots that are used in Web interfaces to represent a menu of options.
>
> Which raises an argument against calling that symbol an ellipsis; since the series of dots is vertical, not horizontal.
>
> Android calls it the Overflow Menu; Apple calls it the More Options icon./techwr-l.com/archives
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References:
What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Wright, Lynne

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