Help on phraseology

Subject: Help on phraseology
From: Sue Heim <SUE -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 13:20:31 PST

Since it's bound to be late in the afternoon for you techie writer
folks over on the (sweltering) east coast, maybe you all could lend a

I am beginning to document a major revision to one of our software
products. The programmers have jumped ahead and done quite a bit of
the development whilst I was still mired in my last (darned near
impossible) deadline. At any rate, they've decided to add a new
setting in the Systems Settings dialog called Journal Format Edit
Mode. There are two options (radio buttons) that can be checked:
Easy/Hand-Holding or Advanced. (Oops, I forgot to mention that this
is a Windows-compatible program!)

The Easy//Hand-Holding mode sort of walks the user through editing a
journal format. For example, if a user makes a change in one field,
then the program prompts if that change is to be applied to all other
reference types or to specific reference types. Thus, the Easy mode
sort of "holds the user's hand," "walks" the user through the steps;
or "prompts" the user as appropriate.

I really and truly do not like using "Hand-Holding" as an option in
the dialog, but for the life of me can't think of anything better.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

I appreciate your help! Thanks (bunches) in advance!
Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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