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 18:17:29 -0700

Microsoft style is to say "click <button label>," not "click the
<label> button." The word "button" should not appear in end-user docs
unless it's needed to help the user navigate some bad UI, for example,
when there are multiple buttons with the same label on the screen at
the same time.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:22 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.
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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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