Re: Control Labels in GUI

Subject: Re: Control Labels in GUI
From: Bonni Graham <bonnig -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 18:31:39 -0700

>>term "filter" is too technical for this group of users.
>>Any ideas?

>I agree it's too technical. I don't know of how to solve the problem with a
>brief label. A more descriptive label may be the answer, such as:

>- Show items that are: (the idea is to have a stem sentence that is
>continued by the labels for the option buttons and drop-downs)
>- Display items that match these criteria
>- Display these items

I don't know about this. When I was teaching MS Access to rank beginners (and I
had people in the class who would try to click the mouse against the screen to
push a button), I used "filter" repeatedly and never had to explain it further.

Bonni Graham
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