Re: Long dialog box names

Subject: Re: Long dialog box names
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 09:19:03 -0800

At 07:41 AM 3/6/97 -0800, David Castro wrote:
>Can anyone point me toward some study that may strengthen my argument with
>programmers that their dialog box names are too long? We have some real
>doozies, such as the "Add/Edit Visit Type Care Level Cross Reference dialog
>box." Geez, I'm writing the documentation for it, and I can't tell what the
>dialog box is for by its title--I have to keep looking at what I already
And if you're writing for an international audience, consider what that
dialog box will look like in German.

--Wayne Douglass

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