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: 'Robert Lauriston' <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, 'TECHWR-L Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:52:26 +0000

Except there is no way I know of for me to replicate the symbol of three vertical dots using my keyboard and Microsoft Word.

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

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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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
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Robert Lauriston

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