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Subject:Re: What do you call that thing.... From:Earl Morton <WorkgWords -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 14 Feb 1997 01:18:19 -0500
In a message dated 97-02-12 15:52:13 EST, you write:
<< I'm trying to describe an interface for a user guide. We're using
the Windows Explorer model of a collapsible/expandable tree in one of
the views.... is it generally considered OK (in other words,
non-jargon) to refer to it as a "tree" --- if not, then what do we
call it? >>
In a Help system I've done, I've used this text (with bitmaps of the plus and
minus sign symbols in the parentheses):
"Tables of contents are formatted with an outline-like hierarchy, with plus (
) and minus ( ) signs to indicate the presence of subheadings. You can click
these symbols to hide or reveal the details."
Please don't copy it verbatim, it's copyrighted by my client.