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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



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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