Re: "Multiple options for action"

Subject: Re: "Multiple options for action"
From: "Colleen Dancer (02) 333-1862" <DANCER -dot- COLLEEN -at- A2 -dot- ABC -dot- NET -dot- AU>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 09:28:00 -0500

Actually Paul I agree with Brian. I have found that if I don't include
an 'or' between each action, people don't realise that they do one or the
other. My recommendation is that you test it out on some users, do they
understand? When I have tested similar issues, I find that unless it is
glaringly obvious they don't pick up the concept. We now tend to write
it as follows:

Select New from the file menu
or (in italics)
click etc...

If you don't agree with the editor, test both options. To do a simple
test like that doesn't take much time or resources. Then you have a
strong argument one way or the other.

Colleen Dancer
dancer -dot- colleen -at- a2 -dot- abc -dot- net -dot- au

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