Re: Refresh vs Update

Subject: Re: Refresh vs Update
From: Sue Heim <SUE -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 08:50:57 PST

Chani Sacharen inquired about:

> I am responsible for all user documentation and on-screen text in an
> application geared towards non-techie users. We need a name for the
> command and toolbar button that describes what happens when the screen is
> refreshed to display any changes made in the last little while.

If you notice many of the graphic programs currently in use (Corel
Draw is one that comes to mind), "Refresh" is used to indicate that
process which rewrites/redisplays information in the current window.
So... I think Refresh *is* standard computer jargon and that it
works just fine.

Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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