Re: in or on

Subject: Re: in or on
From: "Sandy, Corinne" <CHS8 -at- CPSOD1 -dot- EM -dot- CDC -dot- GOV>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 12:41:00 EST

In or on

I would Capitalize and bold or italicize "Student" and write: Click on the
Student icon. (no displayed in/on browser) I believe it's obvious to the
user if you are on the screen that it is displayed.

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> The application I'm writing about has a tree browser that displays icons
> representing the different members of a school's organization. Which
> sounds better:

> Click the student icon displayed in the browser.

> or

> Click the student icon displayed on the browser.

> (Would you leave off the word icon? Would you use 'select' instead of
> 'click'?)

> Thanks for the help

> Chani Sacharen
> edunet -at- zeus -dot- datasrvv -dot- co -dot- il

Here's an answer I'm sure you didn't expect ---> It would depend.

If this was a step in a procedure and the actions of the previous step
indicated that a "browser is displayed", I would probably write:

Select the student icon.

Then again ,"select" indicates an existing knowledge of how to "select" for

particular type of software. For example clicking vs. double clicking. The
I have worked on typically have a section that discusses "selecting an
If this were true, I would probably write:

Select the strudent icon from the browser.

Knowing only what's in your message, my answer is:

Click on the student icon displayed by the browser.



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