Re: Choosing a menu option

Subject: Re: Choosing a menu option
From: Holly Turner <hturner -at- HARBINGER -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:35:31 -0400

I usually break the action into two steps.

1. Go to the File menu, and then click Create.
2. Click the object you want to create.

I liked your way, too. It flows well. I just typically use "go,"
"click," and the "and, then" structures. My "and, then" structure makes
my wording a little awkward in this situation.
Holly Turner
technical.writer.at.harbinger.corp
tel (404) 467-3557

>----------
>From: The Tech Writer[SMTP:techwrtr -at- CRL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 4:47 PM
>Subject: Re: Choosing a menu option
>
>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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