Subject: TRIGGER
From: tpis!gregg -dot- roberts -at- TPOINT -dot- NET
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 1994 18:33:50 -0600

> We had a sentence that told the user:
> "The toolbar buttons trigger commands that are also found
> on menus."
> I thought "trigger" sounded too technical -- my coworker disagreed
> since you can "trigger" reactions in people. Another writer
> suggested "activate" (which also sounds technical). I
> suggested "perform" (which I now dislike).

This thread was covered a few weeks ago. That discussion might be in a digest.

"Invoke" was one suggestion. "Actuate" would be another. Alas, these too
sound technical. Depending on the audience, you might have to just make them
swallow this. They are, after all, USING something technical.

--Gregg -dot- Roberts -at- tpoint -dot- com

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