Re: style query

Subject: Re: style query
From: Patricia Carmel <Patricia_Carmel -at- 3MAIL -dot- 3COM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 19:41:56 +0200

I think you click on-screen items and press keys on the keyboard.

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Date: Thursday February 27, 1997 05:17 PM
Subject: Re: style query
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>Patricia Carmel wrote:
<snip>
>click or click on a button: Coming as I do from the Mac style guide which
>advocates 'click the button', 'click on' is anathema. However as I become
>more and more consumed by the PC world, the term 'click on' becomes less
>and less jarring.
<snip>
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I usually press a button. I try to stay with the metaphor as much as
possible: open and close windows and boxes, press buttons. As far as
menu items, I never use "in" a menu, but I refer to things on a menu and
select items from a menu.

>Bev Parks
>parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil
>

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