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.
<snip>

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


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