Re: Style Guides for Various Computer Platforms

Subject: Re: Style Guides for Various Computer Platforms
From: Sue Heim <SUE -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 14:02:46 PST

Someone asked the question (sorry, I deleted the message) about an
official definition on using "choose" or "select." Stephen Schiller
was kind enough to provide us with a list of reference materials
which answer that question. In case the original poster does not have
this material at hand, here are Microsoft's "official" definitions:

Choose: Choose a menu command or command button

Select: 1. Mark data in the window for further manipulation.
Selected text or objects appears highlighted or outlined.
2. Open a drop-down menu.
3. Click a drop-down arrow to open a list box.
4. Turn on an option button or check box in a dialog.

Check: Turn on a toggle command in a drop-down menu, or
select a check box option in a dialog.

This information was taken from Microsoft's "The GUI Guide" as
referenced in Stephen's post.

Hope this helps!!
Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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