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Subject:Re: on vs in From:"Cheverie, Paul [Cont]" <paul -dot- cheverie -at- GPO -dot- CANADA -dot- CDEV -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 8 Jul 1996 13:12:00 EDT
>>If you're telling a user to select an option from a menu, should you use
"on" or "in"? Which of the following do you prefer, and why:<<
I prefer ON for selections on the menu bar and IN for selections on pull
down menus, simply because if it's on the menu bar it can be seen with no
user action, if it's in the pull down menu the user has to open the menu to
see the selection options.
paul -dot- cheverie -dot- -at- gpo -dot- canada -dot- cdev -dot- com
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