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From: Marilyn O'Leary <moleary -at- LSUVM -dot- SNCC -dot- LSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 07:46:46 -0500

Philip Brooke asks:

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
The verb dictates that you use select "from" the menu. You are not doing
anything "on" menu, you are taking something from a list and using it.

But Earl Morton's extra tips are right on....

>In either case I always mention the menu first: "From the File menu choose
>Exit," or "Pull down the File menu and choose Exit." (Microsoft frowns on
>"pull down," but I disagree with them on that.) I mention the menu first so
>the things the user has to deal with (the menu and the command) enter his
>thinking process in the order in which he needs to deal with them. This makes
>it easier to follow the instructions.

and they follow JoAnn Gray's tip:

>I tend to say "From the X menu, select Exit".


Marilyn Barrett O'Leary
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
moleary -at- lsuvm -dot- sncc -dot- lsu -dot- edu

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