Re: Selecting from, on or in

Subject: Re: Selecting from, on or in
From: Lee Kimmelman <leek -at- ULEAD -dot- COM -dot- TW>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 18:47:08 +0800

At 12:26 PM 2/27/97 +0200, you wrote:
>From: Philip Brooke <philip -at- siriustech -dot- com>
>
>What is the correct terminology for describing a menu selection?
>
>Is it:
> Select Exit FROM the menu
> Select Exit ON the menu
> Select Exit IN the menu

Well, it depends. If you wish to follow the Microsoft Manual of Style, you
have these choices:

"On the xxx menu, click yyy."

or

"From the xxx menu, choose yyy."

The style guide goes on to say that "click" or "double-click" is preferred
over "choose" and "select."

At Ulead, our style guide for the online help is:

"Click xxx:yyy"

And for the manual, it is

"Click the xxx:yyy command"

Finally, if I may editorialize a bit, I'll conclude that all of the above
methods are acceptable as long as the standard is established and
maintained throughout the product's documentation.

Best regards,

Lee Kimmelman
Ulead Systems Personal
leek -at- ulead -dot- com -dot- tw kimmelma -at- pristine -dot- com -dot- tw
http://www.ulead.com http://www1.asiaonline.net.tw/~kimmelma

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