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Sue Heim wrote:
>Is the "name of a file" one word (filename) or two words (file name)?
>If both can be used, is there a "rule?"
When I''m talking about nameing a file, I use two words:
"The file name can be up to 32 characters long."
"Choose a file name that is descriptive and easy to remember."
When I'm referring to the name of a database field, or to an entry in a table
or data entry screen, I use one word (filename) to indicate a single entry:
"Filename: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , Owner: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
"FILENAME and OWNER are required fields. You *must* enter..."
This is a very personal *rule* ---I've never seen it discussed anywhere.
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