Long dialog box names

Subject: Long dialog box names
From: "Misti Tucker USAET(UTC -05:00)" <mtucker2 -at- E-MAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 17:18:03 EST

David Castro said:
> 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
> wrote!!

That sounds like a pretty strong argument right there!

Misti Anslin Tucker
"Once grammar has been learned, (writing) is simply talking on
paper and in time learning what not to say." Beryl Bainbridge

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