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Subject:Further Update Followup From:Laurie Rubin <lmr -at- SYL -dot- NJ -dot- NEC -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 8 Dec 1994 15:17:16 -0500
Other words that came in for Update:
Read (if replace Apply with Write)
About synchronize... I thought the term makes sense because the window will
reflect the current info. in the database after pressing the button (the
window data is synchronized with the database data). One problem: in Motif,
all buttons expand to the length of the longest button
text. So I may have some length problems with "Synchronize."
Thanks for all suggestions, but after talking to my boss about it, he
> > suggested what I think is the best verb for the action:
> > Synchronize
> > And, this word has no similarity to Apply or Reset!
> > Other suggestions for replacing Update were:
> > Refresh (the majority of the responses)
> > Reload
> > Show
> > Initialize
> > Reset
> > Thanks for all your suggestions. What a wonderful resource of information
> > have in this mail group.