Re: Choosing a menu option

Subject: Re: Choosing a menu option
From: The Tech Writer <techwrtr -at- CRL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 13:47:00 -0700

What about when you have a cascading menu? What if when you choose Create
from the File menu, another menu pops up with options on what things
you can create? I'm trying to figure out something that works. For now,
I'm saying:

From the File menu, choose Create. Then, choose the object you want to
create.

Opinions?

-David Castro
techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com

P.S. How is it that the list always has a thread going on something I'm
dealing with at the time? It's spooky!

On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, jennap wrote:

> >From the Create menu, choose Message...
>
> If you check out the Microsoft style guide, this is the way they do it.
> Not that MS knows everything by a long shot, but it means that most
> users know what this kind of wording means. It's also better, IMO.
>
> ttfn--jenna
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Miller [SMTP:scott_miller -at- CCMAIL -dot- COM]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 3:10 PM
> > To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> > Subject: Choosing a menu option
> >
> > 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."
> >
> > - Scott Miller
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