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

TECHWR-L (Technical Communication) List Information: To send a message
to 2500+ readers, e-mail to TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU -dot- Send commands
to LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU (e.g. HELP or SIGNOFF TECHWR-L).
Search the archives at http://www.documentation.com/ or search and
browse the archives at http://listserv.okstate.edu/archives/techwr-l.html


Previous by Author: Re: Yikes! Text Boundaries in Word95
Next by Author: Cultural stereotyping and internationalization
Previous by Thread: Re: Choosing a menu option
Next by Thread: Re: Choosing a menu option


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads