Re: Choosing a menu option

Subject: Re: Choosing a menu option
From: "Bergen, Jane" <janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 14:29:41 -0500

On Tuesday, August 12, 1997 3:10 PM, Scott Miller
[SMTP:scott_miller -at- ccmail -dot- com] wrote:
> Which would you use to describe how to choose a menu option:
> "From the menu, choose Create - Message."
> or
> "From the Create menu, choose Message."

Definitely the second one. The first one is not standard and is even
misleading. As a user in the first example, I would be looking for a
single menu with a menu choice that said "Create-Message"!

The general "rule" is to put things in the order they occur. A user sees
the Create menu first, then sees the Message menu item.

Hope that helps.

Jane Bergen

Jane Bergen, Technical Writer,
AnswerSoft, Inc. Richardson, TX
janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com

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